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2010 Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation)(F7D)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 1.5 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
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This course is offered on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) basis to eligible domestic students. Student Contributions are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Student Contribution (HECS) Post 2009' as the fee type.
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The Master of Fine Art and Design is a professionally oriented course that facilitates technical and conceptual development through studio practice. Studio options include: Furniture Design, Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, E-Media and Photography, Public Art, Environment and Curatorial studies. Those interested in Graphic Design are encouraged to consider the Master of Visual Communication.

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 thecourse in 2010 For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate during the application process and through a portfolio submission, the potential to successfully undertake the Master of Fine Art and Design.

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 credit for previous study.

Portfolios may be presented on DVD or electronically; images of art and design work should be fully detailed (including: name of artist/designer, year made, materials, dimensions, a brief contextual description as well as outline the intention of exhibition/presentation of the work). Applicants should include a curriculum vitae that details education, employment, exhibition and marketing achievements, referees and other relevant information. Applicants should include a brief introduction to their reason for seeking entry to the course, learning expectations and an outline of the art or design project/s that may be pursued through the course.

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.

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.

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