Master of Contemporary Art

Interview dates

2021 Start Year Intake – interview dates will be advertised mid-year 2020.

Interview requirements

The Faculty will review all applications submitted and invite short-listed applicants to an interview via email to discuss their application and folio. Interviews will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length with up to three panelists.

Please bring some samples of your work to the interview. You will have time to set your work up in the interview room before the interview commences. If your work is too large to be transported, or you are travelling from interstate or overseas to the interview, it is also acceptable to present digital images.

At your 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 – submitted via SlideRoom

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 guidelines – submitted via SlideRoom

Your folio should include:

  • Maximum 10 images (300 dpi, maximum 5MB file size each) OR maximum 8 minutes of video


  • Maximum 5 images (300 dpi, maximum 5MB file size each) AND maximum 5 minutes of video

This must be recent work relevant to the study proposal. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all files will be viewable and playable

Can't attend the interview?

Applicants for who are interstate or overseas and unable to attend an interview in person may request a telephone interview by indicating your availability on the SlideRoom application and submit a folio via SlideRoom consisting of, or documenting, recent work relevant to the study proposal before the application closing date.

Transferring courses

If you would like to transfer to another Faculty of Fine Arts and Music course, you need to re-apply and ensure you meet that course’s entry requirements in order to be selected.

You can find these requirements on every course page.

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