Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Southbank|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 2.00 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
VCA Research Office
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The MFA aims to provide opportunities for suitably qualified candidates to develop their potential for research, develop mastery in their field of practice and contribute to understandings of contemporary artistic practice and theories of arts and culture. High quality research subjects and independent supervision ensure artistic and intellectual excellence and leadership potential, and learning and training takes place in an international context.
The Master of Fine Arts develops the following skills in its graduate researchers:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Master of Fine Arts is a graduate degree consisting of 200 points normally taking two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The degree requires the completion of two coursework subjects - a research methods and a research seminar subject - along with an individual supervised project of research and practice in the area of Contemporary Music.
Specific Course Entry Requirements
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria.
* an honours degree with at least H2A (75%) average, including a major relevant to the stream to which entry is sought, or equivalent; or
* performance in one or more of an audition, test, interview, workshop, portfolio or folio presentation, as prescribed by the Academic Board for the stream to which entry is sought.
The Selection Committee may conduct further interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Communication: Students must be able to participate in and produce performances and exhibitions as required; they will also need to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written forms. Communication with fellow students, professional and academic staff, and the wider public about their knowledge and application of practising Arts disciplines is essential.
|Further Study:|| |
At the successful completion of this degree students will be eligible to apply for PhD studies.
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