Master of Visual Arts

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Master of Visual Arts degree is suited to both artists who want to deepen their understanding of the contemporary art world, as well as graduates who are changing disciplines and want to pursue and expand their artistic and creative capabilities.You will extend on and refine your visual literacy skills and your ability to critically analyse artworks and understand key concepts in contemporary visual art. The degree encourages you to explore ideas in contemporary visual culture and develop your studio art practice so you can produce a significant body of work for exhibition.By joining a community of expert art practitioners you will be encouraged to experiment and stretch the boundaries of innovation across a broad range of media, including drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.DurationThe Master of Visual Arts offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:#qualTable, #qualTable td, #qualTable th{padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 10px; text-align: left; vertical-align: middle;border: 1px solid #ccc;}#qualTable{border-collapse: collapse;} If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in: Bachelor, any discipline 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent Bachelor, related discipline OR Graduate Certificate, related discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing) Bachelor Honours, related discipline OR Graduate Diploma, related discipline 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)


  • Australian Art
  • Communicating Research
  • Design Research Methods
  • Dissertation Project
  • Global Visual Culture
  • Masters Exegesis
  • Presenting Visual and Creative Arts Research
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Studio Methodologies 1
  • Studio Methodologies 2
  • Visual Analysis and Critical Reflection
  • Visual Arts Exegesis
  • Visual Arts Research Methods

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

The Master of Visual Arts enables qualifying students to pursue Higher Degree by Research studies such as the Doctor of Visual Arts (6009) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $50,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
South Bank Campus International: $50,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years

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