The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts research is conducted through the Centre for Ideas. Through highly experimental individual or collaborative projects the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Practice generates new possibilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary research between the visual and performing arts and the sciences, humanities and other fields of knowledge. We work discursively and experientially within a framework of philosophy and critical theory.
A program of visiting international and local artists, philosophers and researchers, all with innovative pedagogical and research practices, helps facilitate links between traditionally distinct disciplinary groups and communities. Themes that interest us include: the poetics of the body; criticism and its discourses; curatorial practices; bio-social models of collaboration; intermedia arts; the translation or transformation of textual, visual and performative languages; art and ethics; the arts as political and social activism; art, mysticism and mythology; and the arts and gender studies.
An honours degree with at least H2A (75%) average, including a major relevant to the stream to which entry is sought, or equivalent; or
A relevant undergraduate degree with at least H2A (75%) average and at least two years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
An undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least five years of documented work experience relevant to the stream to which entry is sought; or
At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to the stream to which entry is sought and demonstrating outstanding artistic ability, together with evidence of ability in academic writing and research or scholarship appropriate for postgraduate study;
Performance in one or more of an audition, test, interview, workshop, portfolio or folio presentation, as prescribed by the Academic Board for the stream to which entry is sought.
SEMESTER 1 AND 2
RHD FIRST HALF YEAR, RHD SECOND HALF YEAR
Research Project IAP
A demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project;
Well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline;
The ability to engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice;
The capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
A capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice;
An understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.
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