Master Fine Art - Máster en Bellas Artes
Research by means of creative practice is central to the graduate programs of the School of Performing Arts, where we seek to nurture creative excellence hand in hand with intellectual rigour and excitement. The Production specialisation of the MFA invites students to engage in research projects focused, in a broad range of different ways, on the production aspects of theatrical practice or issues related to theatre and performance, or that illuminates or expands on the medium in some way.
Within the Production area, projects will tend to be based in a number of different design specialisations (set, costume, lighting, sound), but might also involve other areas of production practice. The majority of projects will involve research by means of the candidate’s own practice in design for theatre and performance – the terms ‘theatre’ and ‘performance’ in this context may be quite broadly interpreted – alongside a written dissertation, but some projects will focus on the practice of others and consist of a dissertation only.
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 Prod
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.