School of Art

The School of Art is an international hub for innovative and diverse art, craft and photographic practices and research.

String web in domestic space installation
Welcome to the RMIT School of Art

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

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



Our research focuses on contemporary art, photography and craft.

CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) is our 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.

Meet our alumni


Visit us

Location: Melbourne City campusBuilding 24, Level 1, Room 3

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.

Image credits

Echo (Fang) Wang
(RMIT Honours 2018)

Serendipity, 2018

RMIT University Graduation Exhibition installation view, 2018

dimensions variable

Photo: Keelan O'Hehir

Rosie Gunzburg
(RMIT Honours 2018)

Stitch series, 2018

RMIT University Graduation Exhibition installation view, 2018

dimensions variable

Photo: Keelan O'Hehir

Ryoko Kose Just Keep Going _ Sanctuary, 2018
(RMIT Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) 2018)

Live 3D line drawing with crochet hemp yarns, as part of 3D sculpture series in The Artists Guild + Public Space, installation view, 2018

dimensions variable

Zichun Apple Jia
(RMIT Master of Fine Art 2018)

Protection, 2018

Ring, copper, acrylic

9 x 6 x 4 cm

Photo: Kai Gao

Sara Retallick
(RMIT Honours 2018)

Drift, 2018

Underwater sound installation

dimensions variable

Flag Image One Flag Image Two

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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