The Master of Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary research degree for visual art graduates and creative professionals.
The degree is highly flexible and caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. You will select a learning pathway that reflects your art practice and professional interests.
You will work within the supportive culture of a studio environment involving group discussion, and critique of each other’s work. You have access to individual studio spaces, supervisory support and well-equipped specialist facilities. Your research will contribute to diverse and emerging dialogues around creative practice.
Admission is based on the submission of a proposal outlining the territory of exploration, and the nature of the project to be undertaken by the applicant. It is useful and usual for potential applicants to make an appointment to discuss their interests, before submitting their proposal.
As part of this programme you complete a 120-point thesis, which can be either a practice-based or a more theoretical research project in an area of visual arts. You also develop an understanding of research methods and ethics, and complete a number of elective papers.
Specialist areas in visual arts include:
*Paper not being offered in 2019
Enrolment in a thesis is subject to achieving at least a B- average in coursework papers, including a pass in Research Methods and approval of research proposal.
24 Feb 2020
13 Jul 2020
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.