Master of Fine Arts by Research




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Fine Arts by research is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your art practice within the structure of a research culture. You will build on your practice by investigating a proposed area of research, and will be encouraged to produce work of an original and speculative nature. Your research supervisor will provide personalised and dedicated attention to the development of your research outcomes.
Progression rules
A candidate for the Master of Fine Arts will have an annual review of progress, in which the candidate will be required to provide evidence of progress in their research and towards the completion of their creative work and research paper or thesis. On the basis of the evidence provided, the faculty will recommend the conditions of candidature to apply in the following year, and may request a further review at the end of a semester. If a candidate is not progressing satisfactorily towards the completion of the degree, they may be asked by the faculty to explain why their candidature should not be terminated.
Completion requirements
To satisfy the requirements of the Master of Fine Arts you must complete any specified probationary requirements; complete any prescribed units of study; attend any prescribed weekly seminars and Graduate School; and conduct research on the approved topic. If you are proceeding by thesis you must also write a thesis embodying the results of the research. If you are proceeding by creative work and research paper you must also submit for examination, at a joint exhibition by candidates, a substantial exhibition, screening, performance or installation of works; and a research paper on an area relevant to the creative work.
Further study
After successful completion of the Master of Fine Arts you can apply for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Sydney College of the Arts


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed a Australian bachelor's degree or higher with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification and fulfill the following three criteria: professional work experience in a relevant field (typically two years in a managerial role); complete a selection interview and provide a one-page statement of motivation (outlining what will be achieved professionally and personally by completing the course); or The University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma can be credited to the master's degree. English Language Requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL Paper based score of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing; TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; PTE Academic score of 68; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 67; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 51; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 185.

Entry Requirement For International Student

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Fine Arts, you must present a portfolio of work that demonstrates you have the level of art practice proficiency expected of an advanced research applicant. In addition, you must have completed the equivalent of one of the following in visual arts or other subject area related to your proposed research area: bachelor is degree with honours, bachelor is degree and graduate diploma, master is degree by coursework with an independent research component such as a thesis, dissertation or research project. English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Box Hill Institute

Full Time (2 years)

A$34,000.00 (US$ 26,595) per year

March 2018, July 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia