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What will I learn?

Build your professional practice

Exhibit nationally and globally as a professional practising artist with a body of artwork that demonstrates technical and conceptual excellence.

Explore ideas through making

Enhance your creativity and innovation in a studio environment where experimentation is possible and where supportive educators know the value of art in communities and cultures.

RMIT offers a hub for emerging artists, researchers and practitioners to cultivate contemporary art practice and gain exposure through local and international exhibitions.

The Master of Fine Art is structured in a way that allows ample room for experimentation. You will be mentored and challenged by academic staff who are professional artists, performers, writers, historians and curators to explore multiple media, conceptual tools and techniques, and narrow your focus down to the core of what you want to create and communicate as an artist.

Professional practice is offered in media including:

art and technology
gold and silversmithing
print media
spatial practice and installation
social practice


RMIT graduates are informed contemporary artists who work across disciplines and media in the arts industries as professional practising artists, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

Balancing the conceptual with the practical, graduates continue to make significant contributions to contemporary art and culture in roles such as:

Contemporary Artist
Gold and Silversmith
Art Educator

Many staff, students and graduates have also exhibited at biennales around the world and many have won awards through local and international competitions, positioning RMIT at the forefront of the arts industry.

Progressive and collaborative thinking is in demand across major professional fields, like education, health, and entertainment, and artists are playing important roles in shaping creative endeavour in these areas.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,560.00 (18,69,118) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification).

You may also be considered if you have significant relevant work experience or studio practice.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries