Master of Fine ArtEntry requirements
You must have
- successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
- undertaken significant relevant work experience or studio practice.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0).
You may also be considered if you have significant relevant work experience or studio practice.
- complete and submit the online pre-selection kit.
- attend a folio presentation
- include a CV and statement that details your professional experience and/or studio practice (if applicable).
Online pre-selection kit
The online pre-selection kit requires an applicant statement of no more than 250 words describing your current art work (include any website links) and the issues you want to address with this program.
You will need to select the principle material basis of the practice in which you are applying to study and provide a selection of work that addresses your selected areas of practice. The work provided should reflect your current artistic concerns and achievements
For ceramics, drawing, fine art photography, gold and silversmithing, printmaking, painting or sculpture, supply 10 – 20 colour photographs of work, formatted as one PDF document containing a maximum of 20 images, no larger than 10MB. If your PDF is hosted online, please supply the URL.
For sound, supply a compiled selection of your work/s, formatted as mp3, iTunes audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p). Do not include multiple media. Compile your work onto one media type only, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes. The file must be no larger than 10MB. If your work is hosted online, please supply the URL.
For multimedia and moving image, supply a compiled selection of your work/s, formatted as TIFF or JPEG no larger than 5MB. Flash animation, Director movies and Quicktime movies are all accepted. Ensure that the files are built or exported and open independently of the creator program. Files must not exceed 10 minutes duration and must be no larger than 10MB. Do not upload .exe files, Windows Media Player or Real Player files. We recommend that all digital media is MAC formatted (OSX or classic) as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to access PC or Linux formatted files. If your work is hosted online, please supply the URL. Scripts and storyboards are not to be included in this submission, however, if you are selected for an interview you may choose to present these then.
If your work is a collaboration, please detail precisely your role, and the role of the collaborator/s. If your work was produced as part of a CAT/SAT note this and detail what role you performed (i.e. did you devise the concept, write it, direct it, edit it, etc.). Note also whether the work submitted is a solo work or a group project.
If shortlisted you will be required to present your folio to a selection panel.
Pre-selection kit: You are required to submit a completed pre-selection kit, which includes a folio component, CV and personal statement.
Folio presentation: If short-listed, you will be required to present your folio to a selection panel in person or via phone/Skype.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
If you have gained one of the following qualifications in fine art you will be eligible for masters exemptions relevant to your qualification level as stated in the table below. Please note that credit granted towards masters exemptions cannot be transferred to an exit award such as a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.
If you have a qualification in another discipline, you may still be eligible for masters exemptions. If you wish to have your qualification assessed for masters exemptions eligibility, please contact Info Corner or call +61 3 9925 2260.
|Qualification level||Exemptions||Remaining program duration*|
|Bachelor degree||48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)||144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)|
|Bachelor honours degree||96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)||96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)|
|Graduate certificate||48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)||144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)|
|Graduate diploma||96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)||96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)|
*Duration indicated is the normal study duration; for some programs spring and summer semesters may be offered, reducing the study duration.
For more information on the type of credit that may be available to you, please see RMIT's credit policy.
Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including DR208 PhD (Art) subject to the program's entrance requirements.
You can gain entry to the Master of Fine Art from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs. Learn more about RMIT undergraduate programs.
You may be eligible for advanced standing up to a maximum of 2 semesters (equivalent to 96 credits points). Eligibility for advanced standing is based on your previous studies and is assessed on a case by case basis.
Learn more about eligibility for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.
When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.