Master of Fine Art

Program Overview

Our Master of Fine Art (MFA) is a two-year full-time degree intended for BFA or equivalent graduates who wish to develop a higher level of specialised knowledge and further their professional expertise within their area of studio practice.

The Master of Fine Art is a two-year full-time degree involving a blend of coursework subjects, individual research and studio practice. Over the two years students engage in independent enquiry through studio practice and research toward the development of a major body of work and accompanying exegesis. The MFA continues the studio-based model of learning at NAS, centred on the development of individual practice under the guidance of established artists and the vital dialogue between theory and practice.

By the completion of the degree, students have developed a cohesive body of work reflecting the advances they have made in their practice. Studio Specialisations offered in the MFA are Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photomedia, Printmaking and Sculpture. Our MFA students are provided with individual studio spaces and access to workshop facilities in their chosen discipline.


How to Apply

How to apply

Applications for the Master of Fine Art are made directly with the National Art School.


Program Structure

The Master of Fine Art is a two-year full-time course of study. The structure of the course is based on 2 stages of one year each, with three subjects taken in Stage 1 and two subjects in Stage 2.

Contact Us

The Student Services office is open:

Monday–Thursday 9am–5pm
Fridays 9am–3pm

+61 2 9339 8651

student.services@nas.edu.au