Master of Visual Arts

Program code

5663

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$24,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 13 February 2023

About this program

The Master of Visual Arts will also be offered at the Gold Coast campus from Trimester 2, 2022.

The Master of Visual Arts degree is suited to both artists who want to deepen their understanding of the contemporary art world, as well as graduates who are changing disciplines and want to pursue and expand their artistic and creative capabilities.

You will extend on and refine your visual literacy skills and your ability to critically analyse artworks and understand key concepts in contemporary visual art. The degree encourages you to explore ideas in contemporary visual culture and develop your studio art practice so you can produce a significant body of work for exhibition.

By joining a community of expert art practitioners you will be encouraged to experiment and stretch the boundaries of innovation across a broad range of media, including drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.

Duration

The Master of Visual Arts offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, any discipline 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor, related discipline
OR
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
OR
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3181 Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts Gold Coast, South Bank Trimester 1 only
5663 Master of Visual Arts (this program) Gold Coast, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This Masters program is offered full-time in on-campus mode at the South Bank and Gold Coast campuses.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Learning within the visual arts is situated around work integrated learning. From the commencement of the program until graduation, students work and practice as visual artists. It is expected they will seek commissions and grants, publish their work through exhibitions and work out of personal studios.

My career opportunities

The Master of Visual Arts may provide opportunities to advance your career within a wide range of creative disciplines, including:

  • Art teaching and academia
  • Artist
  • Arts and cultural administration and policy making
  • Arts writing
  • Gallery curator
  • Jewellery designer and maker
  • Professional photography
  • Public art and site activation

Pathways to further study

The Master of Visual Arts enables qualifying students to pursue Higher Degree by Research studies such as the Doctor of Visual Arts (6009) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Visual Arts (5663)


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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information