Program Code: MC078HK
This programme is co-presented by Hong Kong Art School & RMIT University. Degree awarded by RMIT University.
Duration: 2 years
Medium of delivery: Instruction will be in English
HK$ 87,300 per year for 2 years
HK$ 174,600 (Total)
Fee to be settled by 4 equal installments, 2 installments per year.
Additional expenses may relate to the production of artworks. The costs will vary according to individual students' practice and discipline areas. As well, there will be associated costs for the final assessment of Major Project B in the form of displaying of artworks and the production of the Appropriate Durable Record.
The Master of Fine Art (MFA) by coursework is centered on your individual art practice and is designed to assist you in attaining a professional level of excellence. The program provides a stimulating and supportive environment for rigorous postgraduate study. It is pluralist in outlook, balancing the conceptual with the practical. Many students work in a cross disciplinary context. These approaches are encouraged and exist alongside art practices that are discipline specific.
Teaching staff are all successful artists with extensive industry experience. This expertise is complemented by guest lectures, workshops and studio visits by industry professionals, as well as a student cohort comprised of emerging and established artists.
The MFA programme delivered in Hong Kong engages you with the burgeoning and vibrant contemporary art scene. The program is local in content and global in outlook and reach. It provides vehicles for you to present your artworks and research in symposia, exhibition and workshops. These experiences provide valuable opportunities for you to connect and build networks for your careers as artists and researchers both nationally and internationally.
Career Outlook and Pathways
The Master of Fine Art prepares you to take on the role of an informed contemporary artist. Graduates are currently employed in the arts industry and work as professional practising artists exhibiting nationally and internationally.
Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by project subject to meeting entry requirements.
Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance Registration No. 210888.
Program terminology is in accordance with the partner University.
This program is internationally recognised. However, it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise the qualification to which this program may lead.
The first year of the program is the coursework component and comprises of self-directed courses supported by professional practice seminars which examines ideas relevant to contemporary art practice. In the self directed courses, form and content are negotiated between you and your academic advisor based on issues generated from your individual art practice. This is complemented by individual tutorials, group critique sessions and lectures.
At the commencement of the second year of the program, you will make a formal presentation (visual lecture) of your first year individual art practice and undertake the Major Project Proposal Development course to assist in the development of your Major Project proposal. The Major Project courses run throughout the second year of the program, culminating in an exhibition of artwork for assessment. This is accompanied by an Appropriate Durable Record, which consists of a detailed proposal outlining your research and visual documentation of artwork undertaken during the program.
You are expected to spend at least 20 hours a week on your studies including studio practice, direct contact with academic advisors and participation in seminars and group tutorials. You arrange your own studio space as appropriate to your individual art practice.
Self Directed Projects A (24)
Self Directed Projects B (24)
Professional Practice Advanced Seminars (24)
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Major Project Proposal Development (12)
Major Project A (24)
Major Project B (36)
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Academic Entry Requirements
Any other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience will be assessed by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.
English Language Entry Requirements
Applicants are required to provide evidence of one of the following:
Special Notice for Enrolment
The MFA programme is undergoing a structural review and there is a temporary pause of student intake this year, nevertheless, we still welcome interested parties and potential candidates to indicate their expression of interest to us by completing the Application Form for the potential 2020 intake of the programme.
(Application fee will be levied only when the intake is confirmed.)
Currently, HKAS is working closely with RMIT University on the review, and the new programme information will be released to the public as soon as it is ready.
For other interested parties, please also feel free to leave us your contact information (by giving our Enrolment a call or by completing the online Programme Consultation Form, and we will send you the updated programme information once it is ready.