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2006 Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation)(F7D)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1.5 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


The Master of Fine Art and Design is offered on a full fee-paying basis only.

The Master of Fine Art and Design is a 3-semester full-time or equivalent half-time or equivalent summer school/evening study/weekend study program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

The MFAD is currently in teach-out mode on the Launceston campus. The last intake to the award was in Semester 2 2005.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the MFAD in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate, during an interview and/or presentation of a folio, the potential to undertake the MFAD.

Normally applicants should have a degree or degree-equivalent qualifications in Fine Art, Design, or in an accepted cognate discipline.

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 status. Normally, students who have graduated in the Graduate Diploma or Honours degree may, at the discretion of the Faculty, be awarded credit of up to one-third of the course or credit of up to one-third may be given, at the discretion of the Faculty, for achievements by candidates in other awards and professional practice areas.

Course Objectives

The MFAD aims to provide 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 Awards Committee, with the option of undertaking a research component in the final semester. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.

Students enrolling at the School of Art at Hobart may undertake projects in drawing, e-media, furniture design, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. Students enrolling at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Launceston may undertake projects in art theory, ceramics, painting, printmedia, sculpture or textiles.

Career Outcomes

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

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