Contemporary artists respond to the challenges and questions that arise in an increasingly global and technologically advanced world. Their approaches are diverse, combining materials, methods and subjects that extend their practice. Artists today increasingly problem solve, collaborate with a variety of partners, and think and work outside of the traditional boundaries that distinguish a contemporary practice.
This Contemporary Art Practices graduate program at the Australian National University is unique as it supports hands on learning development in workshop, studio and digital environments by progressing students through courses that support individual practice-led research opportunities. Students are encouraged to undertake a range of approaches to contemporary art practice, including a focus on specialist knowledge of materials and skills, testing new conceptual methodologies, and/or solving problems through cross-disciplinary or hybrid experiences.
The School of Art and Design is a major stakeholder in Australia’s national contemporary art sector. SOAD graduates participate in and contribute to the arts, sustaining and developing an independent practice or business, or work within the creative industry sector.
MCAP students will have the opportunity to develop their professional practice by broadening their networks, build new audiences and graduate with a competitive edge. Students will complete this program with a more informed and developed awareness of their art practice, its direction and how it is situated within the fields of contemporary art and practice-led research.
They will graduate with new, distinctive bodies of work; be ready for exhibition or production; and be prepared for future opportunities, including applying to residencies, collaborations, grant applications and/or awards. Students may be ready to apply to higher level degrees, such as the Masters (Advanced).
This program will extend students’ practical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge in order to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary art practices in context of how artists work today. Students will graduate with the necessary creative qualifications and skills contributing to different value chains and knowledge exchange in a range of industries.
- Points of View: Developing Strategies for Independent Research in Art & Design
- Methodologies for Contemporary Art Practices
- Situating Contemporary Art Practice with Independent Research
- 12 months
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- Apply before , National
DisciplinesVisual Arts Fine Arts View 11 other Masters in Fine Arts in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS Code: 108308E
- A cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 OR
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent AND a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4/7 OR
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 AND a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a field related to the program.
Completion of an interview, and successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material is also required.
- Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Classics, Curatorship, Design, Digital Humanities, Fine Arts, History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts
International39870 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39870 AUD per year during 12 months.
National28580 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28580 AUD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Canberra
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