Master of Contemporary Art

  • CRICOS code: 075494G

Course overview

  • 2 years full time
  • On Campus (Southbank)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


The Master of Contemporary Art serves as a bridge between undergraduate study and independent art practice. The focus of the course is twofold: to develop an individual, professional art practice and a deeper understanding of how this practice intersects with contemporary art.

The emphasis in the first year is on experimentation, speculation and engaged dialogue with staff and other students in an on-campus independent studio setting. In the second year, you will identify an area of independent research to investigate via a year long studio project, which culminates in an assessment and public exhibition in the annual Masters exhibition. Tuition is conducted through a seminar programme and individual tutorials, with support from an assigned Academic Advisor. Throughout the degree you will have opportunities to access a wide range of professional opportunities including graduate intensives, group and solo exhibition, and local and international travel.

Who is this course for?

The Master of Contemporary Art offers as an intensive graduate program for artists wishing to return to formal study, or an entry point to tertiary education for artists who lack formal qualifications but have significant professional experience, including those of recognised ability who have been unable to undertake or complete an Honours year.>