School of Art

The School of Art is an international hub for innovative and diverse Art, Craft and Photographic practices and research.

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Welcome to RMIT School of Art

RMIT is ranked #1 in Australia and #12 in the world for Art and Design (2018 QS Rankings) placing the School of Art in the top echelon of the world’s art and photographic educational institutions.


RMIT’s School of Art is a hub for emerging artists, researchers and practitioners to engage in contemporary art practice.

Set in the cultural heart of Melbourne on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, the School enjoys a 130-year history of graduating artists, photographers and craftspeople. We attract students, staff and researchers from Australia and across the globe with a large cohort from the Indian-Pacific region.

The School is known for its diverse, internationally-renowned creative programs led by accomplished artists and academic staff striving for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation. The School of Art also manages INTERSECT, six creative projects that together form a dynamic program of exhibitions, residencies, creative laboratories, talks and events. A highlight of the School's international reach is its ongoing partnership with the Hong Kong Art School, that has developed over more than a decade. The schools, teaching collaboratively, have offered the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Master of Fine Art programs in Hong Kong since 1998.

The School supports teaching and research programs, artists-in-residence, galleries, public programs, international conferences, student and staff exchange, study tours and publishing.


Research in the School of Art focuses on contemporary art, photography and craft.

CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) is the School's core research group, leading collaborative artistic projects in public art, socially-engaged art (including culturally-driven social enterprises), photography and justice, migration and mobility, health and wellbeing, gender equity and queer practices. Other identified areas of research strength include Art and Environment, Art and Technology, and Craft and Materiality.

More on how to apply for postgraduate research


Artists offer creative actions to ecological issues in Asia

When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important, however subtle.

Students drawn to new NGV program

A new program at the National Gallery (NGV) of Victoria is connecting local and international students through the language of art and design.

Unique public artwork unveiled at RMIT

Revealed at RMIT’s city campus, Wurrunggi Biik - Law of the Land is a 2.4 metre artwork signifying a long-lasting spiritual connection to Country.

Design for the future: Melbourne Design Week

RMIT, proud Design Partner to the NGV, is gearing up for one of the most exciting creative events of the year: Melbourne Design Week.


Visit us

Location: Melbourne City campusBuilding 2

Address: 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Contact us

Phone (Undergraduate): +61 3 9925 5343 or +61 3 9925 9957

Phone (Postgraduate): +61 3 9925 2416

Postal address

School of Art
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001 Australia


The School of Art is led by an experienced team of creative professionals.

Meet the staff

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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