Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation) (F7D)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Fine Art and Design is a professionally oriented course that facilitates technical and conceptual development through studio practice. Specialisations include:
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Time Based Media, Visual Communication and 3D Design.

The Master of Fine Art and Design is a 3-semester full-time or equivalent half-time study program.

The MFAD is a high quality recognised qualification at postgraduate level in a professional practice-oriented coursework program. The course provides a flexibly structured program with the capability of cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-campus study which allows students, in conjunction with the School, to design a course which best serves their professional needs. Students complete a professional practice project or a series of such projects agreed upon in consultation with the Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and Supervisor/s. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Fine Art and Design find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions including studio practice, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The applicable course rules are relevant to the year of commencement.

The MFAD course has as its main emphasis a professional practice application of project-based studio work, the content of which is structured by candidates in consultation with their Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and Supervisor/s. Typically it would be configured as a single overall project, with clearly designated milestones of progress relation to each semester. It could also be made up of three relatively discrete projects that come together as a coordinated submission at the end of the course.

Full-time students undertake 2 x 25point units per semester over 3 semesters from the following: Professional Practices 1A (FSA779) and 1B (FSA781), Professional Practices 2A (FSA782) and 2B (FSA783) and Professional Professional Practices 3A (FSA784) and 3B (FSA785) Professional Placement 1A (FSA708) and 1B(FSA709) or Postgraduate Complementary Project 1A (FSA710) and 1B  (FSA711).

Part-time students undertake 1 x 25% units per semester over 6 semesters from the following: Professional Practices 1A (FSA779) and 1B (FSA781), Professional Practices 2A (FSA782) and 2B (FSA783) and Professional Professional Practices 3A (FSA784) and 3B (FSA785) Professional Placement 1A (FSA708) and 1B(FSA709) or Postgraduate Complementary Project 1A (FSA710) and 1B  (FSA711).

Students are also given the option of enrolling in approved postgraduate coursework units from another School with a total weight of 50%.

Students are permitted to undertake 2 x 12.5% weight electives from the attached schedule, as approved by the Postgraduate Coordinator, limited to a maximum accumulated weight of 50% in total within the 150% total weighting of the course.

Schedule

Students choose 150 points of the following units

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consists of a professional placement in a Graphic Design, Multi-media Design, Digital Design or arts related business or enterprise that results in a project or projects complemented with appropriate documentation. The proposed professional placement and the projects are agreed upon…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Consists of a professional placement in a Graphic Design, Multi-media Design, Digital Design or arts related business or enterprise that results in a project or projects complemented with appropriate documentation. The proposed professional placement and the projects are agreed upon…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students may choose up to 50 points from this schedule, or advanced level undergraduate units from the BFA schedule, with approval of the Course Coordinator

In this unit you will develop a visual diary or journal and a proposal and work plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the field of contemporary art or design which will be pursued in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Postgraduate Complementary Project provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. Students can choose a topic for special investigation that may be either practical or curatorial in nature. Complementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Postgraduate Complementary Project provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. Students can choose a topic for special investigation that may be either practical or curatorial in nature. Complementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

All students undertaking MFAD(Environment) must complete the following core units

Entry requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate the potential to successfully undertake the Master of Fine Art and Design.

Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art or visual communications, or in a cognate discipline, with credit or above results in their final year of major.

A person who possesses such other qualifications and professional experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to that provided for by an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the course.

Upon admission into the course students may apply for credit for previous study.

Supporting information is required with all applications as follows:

  • A Study Proposal

Please follow the proposal guidelines outlined below.  Your initial proposal forms the basis of your project, to be discussed and reworked in consultation with your supervisor early in the program.

  • A digital portfolio
    Please provide up to 20 images of your recent work either as jpeg files no larger than 1MB each or send a web link to your visual work online.
  • Your curriculum vitae
    Please focus on details of experience relevant to this application.
  • Educational qualifications
    Please provide certified copies of your academic transcripts.

Your study proposal should be approximately 1,000 words in length and include the following:

1)        A brief description of your project, outlining your intentions and proposed outcomes.

2)        An outline of the strategies you will employ in the development of your project.

In the case of studio-based projects, this should include the practical and / or technical steps required.

3)        A discussion of the significance of the project, explaining why this project is of interest to you in personal, social or artistic terms. Where relevant refer to previous projects that you have worked on.

4)        A summary of contextual references for your project. This may include other work in the field that is relevant to your project in terms of idea, theme, style, method or technique.

Students who have graduated with a BFA Honours award at this University may, at the discretion of the Faculty, be awarded up to 100% (equal to two-thirds of the total award) towards the MFAD. Credit may be given, at the discretion of the Faculty, for achievements by students in other awards and professional practice areas at equivalent level.

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Master in Fine Art and Design, may be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Fine Art and Design with full credit.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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