Master of Fine Arts

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Master of Fine Arts
Duration2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Fine Arts aims to provide opportunities for suitably qualified candidates to develop their potential for research, develop mastery in their field of practice and contribute to understandings of contemporary artistic practice and theories of arts and culture
  •  High quality research subjects and independent supervision ensure artistic and intellectual excellence and leadership potential, and learning and training takes place in an international context.
  • Completion of the Master of Fine Arts signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research, which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees2065907 INR
Hostel & Meals1039909 INR
Insurance29672 INR
Transportation421797 INR
Application Fees5609 INR
Personal Expenses145834 INR
General course costs28045 INR
Total1670866 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • An honours degree with at least H2A (75%) average, including a major relevant to the stream to which entry is sought, or equivalent; or
  • A relevant undergraduate degree with at least H2A (75%) average and at least two years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least five years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
  • At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to the stream to which entry is sought and demonstrating outstanding artistic ability, together with evidence of ability in academic writing and research or scholarship appropriate for postgraduate study;
  • Performance in one or more of an audition, test, interview, workshop, portfolio or folio presentation, as prescribed by the Academic Board for the stream to which entry is sought
ExamsTOEFL: 79
Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13 and Listening 13
IELTS: 6.5
With no band less than 6.0
PTE: 58
With no communicative skill below 50
Additional info
  • Submit academic transcripts
  • Proof of identity
  • Previous publications and referees' reports
  • English Language Proficiency scores are not required if applicants have completed their degree entirely in English
  • All MFA applications for the VCA must be accompanied by a research proposal. The MFA research proposal (1000 words) of the proposed research project
  • Additional application material, such as composition folios, audition DVDs and the like can be submitted as follows:
    • Upload to the admissions system (Max 6MB, will only accept Word, Acrobat, Jpeg, Excel and Tif files)
    • email to [email protected]
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