Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Fine Art and Design is a professionally oriented course that facilitates technical and conceptual development through studio practice. Specialisations include: Curatorial Studies, 3D Design, Drawing, e-Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art and Sculpture. Those interested in Graphic Design are encouraged to consider the Master of Visual Communication. The MFAD is a high quality recognised qualification at postgraduate level in a professional practice-oriented coursework program. The course provides a flexibly structured program with the capability of cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-campus study which allows students, in conjunction with the School, to design a course which best serves their professional needs. Students complete a professional practice project or a series of such projects agreed upon in consultation with the Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and Supervisor/s. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.
Career outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Fine Art and Design find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions including studio practice, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice.
Course structure
The MFAD course has as its main emphasis a professional practice application of project-based studio work, the content of which is structured by candidates in consultation with their Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and Supervisor/s. Typically it would be configured as a single overall project, with clearly designated milestones of progress relation to each semester. It could also be made up of three relatively discrete projects that come together as a coordinated submission at the end of the course.
Full-time students undertake 2 x 25point units per semester over 3 semesters from the following: Professional Practices 1A (FSA779) and 1B (FSA781), Professional Practices 2A (FSA782) and 2B (FSA783) and Professional Practices 3A (FSA784) and 3B (FSA785) Professional Placement 1A (FSA708) and 1B(FSA709) or Postgraduate Complementary Project 1A (FSA710) and 1B (FSA711).
Part-time students undertake 1 x 25% units per semester over 6 semesters from the following: Professional Practices 1A (FSA779) and 1B (FSA781), Professional Practices 2A (FSA782) and 2B (FSA783) and Professional Practices 3A (FSA784) and 3B (FSA785) Professional Placement 1A (FSA708) and 1B(FSA709) or Postgraduate Complementary Project 1A (FSA710) and 1B (FSA711).
Students are also given the option of enrolling in approved postgraduate coursework units from another School with a total weight of 50%. Students are permitted to undertake 2 x 12.5% weight electives from the attached schedule, as approved by the Postgraduate Coordinator, limited to a maximum accumulated weight of 50% in total within the 150% total weighting of the course.
Students choose 150 points of the following units
FSA779Professional Practices 1A
FSA781Professional Practices 1B
FSA782Professional Practices 2A
FSA783Professional Practices 2B
FSA784Professional Practices 3A
FSA785Professional Practices 3B
FSA708Professional Placement A
FSA709Professional Placement B


Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor is degree with upper second class Honours or higher. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening); PTE Academic 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50); UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60); CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must demonstrate the potential to successfully undertake the Master of Fine Art and Design. Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art or visual communications, or in a cognate discipline, with credit or above results in their final year of major. English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access - English level 7 - 60 per cent (no individual score less than 60 per cent); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years)

A$32,000.00 (US$ 25,030) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

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