Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - 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.|
Dr Zachary Dunbar
Currently enrolled students:
The Master of Fine Arts 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 along with an individual supervised project of research and practice in the area of Visual Art.
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Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Specific Course Entry Requirements
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an honours degree with at least an H2A (75%) weighted average, including a major relevant to the stream to which entry is sought, or equivalent; or
• a relevant undergraduate degree with at least an H2A (75%) weighted average and two years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
• an undergraduate degree in any discipline and five years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
• five years of documented relevant work experience related to the stream to which entry is sought and demonstrating outstanding artistic ability, together with evidence of ability in academic writing and research or scholarship appropriate for postgraduate study;
• 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.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the selection committee will consider:
• prior academic performance and/or the professional experience; and
• the performance in audition, test, interview, workshop, portfolio or folio presentation.
3. The selection committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance Band 6.5.is required.
|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:|| |
Students who complete a Master of Fine Arts will be eligible to apply for entry to the PhD.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wider variety of contexts.
|Links to further information:||gradresearch.unimelb.edu.au|
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