Master of Fine Art

National Art School

Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Master of Fine Art
Duration11 Months
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Fine Art by Research (MFA) is designed for practising artists who wish to develop specific research interests in their studio production 
  • It is delivered over two 48-week academic years in a full-time study mode or an equivalent part-time duration
  • The MFA is a “Research by Project” degree whereby a candidate proposes and undertakes the development of a studio research project in a selected studio discipline
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1753373 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicant must fulfill the following criteria:-
    • Overseas tertiary qualifications in Fine Art considered equivalent to Australian studies, with a credit average in a that degree, and completion of a suitable Major study in that degree
    • Completion of a major in the intended Studio Specialisation
  • If the applicant doesn't fullfill the above requirements may apply for this programme under following conditions:-
    • Completion of an undergraduate degree in another discipline and
    • Extensive professional experience in the arts
Work experienceRequired
  • Required if the applicant doesn't fulfill the admission requirements with an undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience will include an established record of production and presentation of art works through industry/professional systems as follows:
    • Regular presentation of work for solo and group exhibition in venues of industry standing and professional recognition;
    • Inclusion of work in curated exhibition programs/projects and art prizes of industry standing and professional recognition;
    • Inclusion of work in public and/or private collections of curatorial significance and professional recognition
ExamsTOEFL: 92
min. 24 in writing
IELTS: 6.5
min. 6.0 in each subtest
Additional info

•Official transcripts •Proof of residency status •A Studio Project Proposal(500-1000 words displaying the quality, coherence and suitability for study at postgraduate level) • 12 examples of own works in digital format (PDF format only) on a USB, readable by both Mac and PC •2 academic referees •Interview •Portfolio(displaying the technical and conceptual capacity to undertake study at postgraduate level) required

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