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Why study art at RMIT?

Ranked #1 in Oceania for Art and Design*

Ranked #15 globally for Art and Design*

Display your work in one of our five public galleries and exhibition spaces

Discover art and photography

RMIT is a global leader

Hone your creative practice in Australia’s leading art and photography qualifications. At RMIT, you’ll enhance your creativity and innovation in dynamic studio and classroom environments, where experimentation, critical engagement and industry connection is encouraged. Choose from a wide range of courses across contemporary fine art, photography, arts management and art in public space, and learn about emerging ideas, technologies and their applications, and professional skills in our purpose-built facilities, all designed to prepare you to shape the Australian and global arts cultural sectors

Our qualifications are focussed on developing your individual interests and specialisations in a learning environment that will support, challenge and expand your experiences. Here, you will find your niche and graduate with the skills to be an independent, critically informed and active contemporary artist, photographer, curator or arts manager.

Showcase your work

Join a network of emerging artists and visual thinkers who construct the creative communities of a future culture. RMIT runs multiple public galleries and exhibition spaces that provide formal opportunities for you to integrate hands-on experience into your studies. Develop your visual voice and show off your talents.

Career outcomes

Launch your creative career

When you study with us, you’ll enhance your creativity and innovation in studio environments, where experimentation and independent thinking is encouraged, and where you will be part of a supportive community that know the value and impact of creative practice.

You will be mentored by leading practitioners who are nationally and globally active artists, photographers, writers, cultural producers and curators. You will gain the skills and ability to understand and interpret the world around you through art and photography.  

Be inspired to explore multiple media, technologies and conceptual techniques to express yourself and to create the world you want.

Facilities and locations

Learn by creating. At RMIT, you will be immersed in our specialised industry-standard facilities, workshops and creative studios with access to the latest equipment across digital and analogue photography, gold and silver smithing, ceramics, drawing, painting, public space, sculpture, sound and video. Centrally positioned in Melbourne, you will be immersed in a dynamic contemporary creative scene and connected to what is happening around the world.

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School of Art

The School of Art is known for diverse, internationally renowned creative qualifications led by accomplished artists, photographers and professionals who strive for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation.

RMIT is ranked #1 in Australia and the Asia-Pacific and #15 in the world for Art and Design (2021 QS Rankings) placing us in the top echelon of the world’s art and photographic educational institutions.

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Global opportunities

Take advantage of the opportunity to travel while you're studying and visit key global art and photography sites. We offer a range of global study intensives including New York, Chicago, Nepal, Japan, Arles, Hong Kong and Bologna, to provide you with immersive study experiences with world-leading partners and organisations.  

Seize the opportunity to work globally with collaborative studios and work on live projects between students in Australia and with our partners in China, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand and the USA , including our partnership with Hong Kong Art School

Professional-grade art and photography facilities

Ignite your passion for the fields of art, and photography. Get familiar with the spaces you’ll be studying in before you arrive.  
 

Tour our art and photography facilities

Join our student host, Elizabeth, and visit our historic art studios, check out the fully equipped photography labs and explore our specialist workshop spaces.

Experience art and photography at RMIT

RMIT transforms students into professional artists, photographers, curators, public artists and arts managers with the skills and confidence to produce quality work and showcase it to the public, peers and industry. 

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*2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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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 Nation 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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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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 Nation 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.