Postgraduate Coursework

Fine Art and Design


These programs provide a high-quality, recognised qualification at postgraduate level in professional art and design practice-oriented programs. Flexibly structured courses offer the opportunity for cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-campus study as well as professional placement
as part of the programs. Students, in conjunction with the Tasmanian College of the Arts can design a program which best serves their professional needs.

Projects may be undertaken in the following areas:

  • Art, Design and Environment
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Drawing
  • Electronic Media
  • Furniture Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Public Art
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Communication 

Those interested in Visual Communication and Graphic Design are encouraged to consider the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Visual Communication.

Required information for Fine Art and Design Applicants:

Everyone, regardless of their previous field of study or qualification, is required to submit a curriculum vitae including all education, work and exhibition experience; certified copies of educational qualifications (transcripts); a portfolio of recent work; and a project proposal for which the Tasmanian College of the Arts is able to provide supervision. The portfolio can be actual work or digital reproductions and can be emailed, posted or brought to the School.

The proposal should be in two parts:

1. Outline your particular interests and ideas, focusing on your recent artwork.
2. Tell us what you propose doing, how you intend to do it and why, in your preferred postgraduate coursework program. In addition, give a clear indication of what medium/media you intend to employ in the realisation of this project.

Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation)

Location - Hobart
Fees - Full-fee paying
Intake - February and July
Duration - Minimum 1.5 years, maximum 4 years