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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

2953

Abbreviated title

MFA

CRICOS code

034885K

Managing faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1837, email artdes-postgrad@monash.edu or visit http://www.monash.edu/mada

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/2953)

Course type

Master's by research

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required. Early submission can take place after 1.5 years.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)

Award/s

Master of Fine Art

Description

Enrolment in a master's by research involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their enrolment.

Students develop a studio research project that results in a body of creative or visual works with accompanying written and visual documentation. The documentation is a commentary that outlines the development of the project and its conclusion, and provides a critical context within which the work may be viewed and assessed.

The visual works are new works that demonstrate a conclusion to the research at the master's level. Works completed for other purposes, or before enrolment in the degree, are not permitted for inclusion in the exhibition. Unless site-specific, the faculty requires master's examination exhibitions to be conducted on-campus at the Caulfield campus.

Disciplines offered include:

  • digital arts
  • drawing
  • painting
  • photomedia
  • printmedia
  • sculpture
  • visual arts.

Interdisciplinary studio projects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Successful completion of the program will signify that the student has successfully completed a course of research training and has satisfied the examiners that they can carry out a research project in their discipline field and critically analyse the results.

Conditions of enrolment

Students are to refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters) for all policies and procedures relating to their enrolment.

Assessment

Examination normally occurs through an exhibition of visual work and the supporting documentation. The documentation is not examined separately, but is considered together with the work and unites theory with practice.

Structure

This course consists of an original research project, creative or visual works and documentation, and completion of two units of coursework.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(1.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty

(2.) successfully complete a sequence of two units which guide them through the methodological and documentary dimensions of their project:

(3.) submit for assessment a written exegesis of 10,000-20,000 words on the program of research including a photographic record of the design work being bound into the document which meets the requirements of the examiners.

(4.) stage an exhibition of original visual work for examination.

Students are required to undertake regular progress milestones to support them in conducting research of an appropriate quality, originality and depth as required by their course of study, in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/grad-research-progress-mgmt-policy.html) and supporting procedures.