Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
The Honours Program supports and develops your capacity as a practicing artist and active researcher in the field of contemporary art.
You will engage within a high-level intensive program, deepening and enriching your practice through expertise, knowledge and criticality.
You will be guided through personalized mentorship and individual supervision, introducing you to practice-led-research and research methodologies.
A flexible curriculum provides opportunities for you to develop an individual project and to further your knowledge and capability for professional or highly skilled art practice, and/or further learning at a postgraduate level.
This program has a selection task.
Focus of the program
The Honours program provides a supportive and consultative environment, emphasising independent practice, research and development, where you will form your own project and personal course of study through consultation with our academic staff. You may form a project across modes of practice or focus on a specific specialisation.
All academic staff within the program are artists, theorists or curators with local, national, and in most instances, international experience.
The Honours program is designed as a full year course of study aimed at devising and producing a refined and perspicacious contemporary art project as a final outcome. Consequently, having devised an informed and rigorous contemporary art practice, many of our alumni are regularly involved in national and international art events, or are involved in undertaking a postgraduate research degree.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program is centred in practical studio-based learning, supported by a focused academic research culture.
The study structure consists of lectures, seminars, reading groups, individual and group critique sessions, personal guidance through individual supervision, and group workshops. This set of experiences provides a framework in which to contextualise and develop an informed and specialised contemporary art practice.
Our academic staff within the Honours Program have many years of professional experience, shared through their expertise in the learning environment.
Students are provided with individual supervision by our academic staff through the duration of their Honours project.
Assessment comprises presentations and installations of creative artistic works, an exegetical research text, written reflections and seminar presentations.
All programs are delivered in English, and you will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice. Therefore to support your studies we often connect into our network of artists, curators, gallerists and allied creative groups, both local and international.
The arts and creative industries continue to grow in Australia, and particularly within Melbourne, due to increased interest along with government support due to a long-standing cultural focus across the arts in general.
Funding opportunities remain ample and established institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Heide Museum of Modern Art and RMIT Gallery, combined with artist-run spaces and many commercial galleries, provide an exciting environment and many opportunities for our graduates.
Multi-skilled and employable in a range of creative industries, our graduates continue to make significant contributions to contemporary art and culture, nationally and internationally.
Many of our graduates have continued on to become:
- artists in every field of visual and/or sound art
- sound engineers
- teachers, academics and researchers
- curators and museum personnel
- arts writers and theorists
- arts administrators and cultural officers
- technicians within a wide range of cultural fields
- moving image practitioners, including filmmaking.
The School of Art has a long-standing global focus provided through many activities, but particularly the iAIR Program, which provides students with access to international artists and academics who often feature as guest lecturers within our Program throughout the year.
RMIT’s Global Mobility also supports students to develop and undertake an exchange or a short-term mobility activity during their Honours study through our network of 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Take your art to the next level.
Create your own project, and refine your processes and techniques through research and critical practice.