Postgraduate

Master of Fine Arts (Research)

Pursue your passion with a supervised research and arts practice experience.
2
Years Full Time

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced-level communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.
Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced-level communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$66,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$67,600.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

. Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Fine Arts with at least upper second class honours. Applicants may be accepted if they have completed the requirements of a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, plus the requirements for a qualification in Art Practice from a recognised tertiary institution (or are judged by the Board, having regard to the recommendation of the Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, to have equivalent practical expertise and professional standing) and who can satisfy the Board that they have the general ability to complete the course and the ability to prepare and present a thesis.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the University’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

This specialist degree provides a high-quality academic qualification in the theory and practice of the fine arts that carries credibility both nationally and internationally and empowers artists in their pursuit of national and international recognition.

The Master of Fine Arts differs from other fine arts degrees in that it assumes a high level of both theoretical and practical expertise in fine arts. Students without this background are required to do preliminary work.

About The Course

The Master of Fine Arts consists of a combination of thesis and creative work.
Master of Fine Arts (Research)

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Off-campus
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25740
CRICOS code
  • 013801D
Master of Fine Arts (Research)
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Off-campus
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25740
CRICOS code
  • 013801D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Fine Arts

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Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY
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Why undertake graduate research?

Our students thrive from the challenge of independent research and the freedom to explore and focus on areas of interest. Many high-achieving students elect to undertake a research degree because they have the drive to progress as far as they can in their chosen field. There are also major benefits for career development.

Graduates of research degrees at UWA experience a high rate of success in employment because the generic or transferable skills required for success in their research degree are the same skills that are in high demand by employers. Gaining a research degree indicates to a prospective employer that you have excellent project and personal management skills, shows you can think independently and critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. Transferable skills developed through a research degree are durable and valuable, just as much as the content knowledge gained.
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