Master of Contemporary Art

    • CRICOS Code: 075494G

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    This course has an audition requirement



    Applications open: Early April 2019

    Applications close: 11.59pm, 30 September 2019 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC+10)

    Course Code: MC-CTPYART

    There are three components to each application. Applicants must complete components 1 and 2 by the application closing date:

    1. Application

      A direct application via the University's application portal.

    2. SlideRoom

      Applicants are required to upload a CV and a study proposal via SlideRoom.

    3. Folio and Interview

      After the application closing date, short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview and present their folio of work as the final component of the selection process, see below for more information.


    The Faculty will review all applications submitted and invite short-listed applicants to an interview to discuss their application and folio. Interviews will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length with three panellists. Interviews are held by invitation:

    In Melbourne in late October/early November 2019. Further information will be published later in the year.

    At the interview you may be asked about your:

    • motivation for undertaking the course
    • knowledge of and engagement with contemporary art
    • level of technical and conceptual ability in the production of artworks
    • past academic achievements and/or professional experience.

    Please note if you have also applied for the Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) you will be interviewed for both at the same interview. You must submit a separate application for both courses.

    Study Proposal

    Your study proposal will be a one-page document (approximately 500 words) that includes your aims, objectives and technical requirements. This document will outline your recent visual art practice, and address its scope for development materially, conceptually or otherwise in the Master of Contemporary Art . You may wish to refer to ideas for new works or research interests in your practice you plan to investigate further. You may also make mention of relevant contemporary artists or writers who influence your work.

    Your folio should consist of, or document, recent work relevant to the study proposal. See below for more details.

    Folio Guide Lines

    Your folio should include:

    • recent work relevant to the study proposal
    • maximum 10 images (300 dpi, maximum 5MB file size each) OR maximum 8 minute video

    It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all files will be viewable and playable.


    Applicants will be charged a non-refundable administration fee of $10USD via SlideRoom (payable in US dollars).

    Can't attend the interview?

    Applicants unable to attend an interview in person are required to submit a folio electronically via SlideRoom and will be contacted for a phone interview. Please indicate your availability in the SlideRoom component of your application.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the entry requirements and make sure you’re eligible.
    2. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options.
    3. Complete a direct application via the University's application portal using course code MC-CTPYART
    4. Upload CV and project proposal to SlideRoom.
    5. Prepare your folio and attend your interview
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