Master of Fine Arts (By Research)

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The Master of Fine Arts is a specialist degree designed to provide a high quality academic qualification in the theory and practice of the fine arts that will carry credibility nationally and internationally, and empower artists in their pursuit of national and international recognition. This course differs from other fine arts degrees in that it assumes a high level of both theoretical and practical expertise in fine arts. Candidates without this background will be required to do preliminary work.

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree of the University or equivalent, with at least upper second class Honours, or equivalent demonstrated research capacity


Independent supervised research that results in the presentation of an exhibition of original artwork showing technical accomplishment and imaginative resource and a thesis on an aspect of arts theory, history or criticism. The creative work and thesis are examined by a panel including two eminent scholars external to the University.

Subjects you can Study:

Fine arts

Further information:

Suitable areas of study include printmaking, computer art, installation, video, photography.

Who for:

Those with a background in art theory and practice, or graduates or professionals in art education and practice with an interest in further education

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time 2 years
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Crawley No info No Part time 4 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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