Degree programs at COFA provide students with a challenging and rewarding educational experience. All programs are delivered by highly respected and internationally renowned artists and educators.
COFA offers Masters degrees by coursework and by research as well as programs leading to the award of a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate. PhD study is available to suitably qualified applicants.
Degree programs at COFA provide students with a challenging and rewarding educational experience. All programs are delivered by highly respected and internationally renowned artists and educators. COFA offers Masters degrees by coursework as well as programs leading to the award of a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate.
- Master of Art
- Master of Art Administration
- Master of Art and Design Education
- Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design (fully online)
- Master of Design
- Master of Digital Media
Masters by Research
A masters by research provides candidates with the opportunity to develop a research proposal and work in consultation with their supervisor to achieve its stated aims.
Most masters by research programs are offered full-time for two years or part-time for four years as a minimum for the award of the degree. The Master of Philosophy is offered one and a half years full time or three years part time.
- Master of Art Administration (Honours)
- Master of Art Education (Honours)
- Master of Art Theory
- Master of Design (Honours)
- Master of Fine Arts
- Master of Philosophy
The PhD entails a program of independent research, pursued under the guidance of a supervisor. It is a requirement of the award of the PhD that a candidate makes an original contribution to knowledge in a designated field. Entry into this degree requires a good honours degree or equivalent and is determined by the merit of a research proposal. Potential candidates should seek initial advice on the preparation of this proposal from the School Postgraduate Coordinator.
Usually a doctoral thesis takes the form of a written dissertation, the length of which should not exceed 100,000 (average length, 70,000). However, it may comprise a combination of studio and written work. Where the final submission takes the form of an exhibition or other studio component, together with a dissertation,the size of the written component is proportionally reduced. The precise form of a submission, including word length, is determined through consultation between the course authority, the supervisor and the candidate.
The PhD requires a minimum of three years full-time study (six years part-time), during which time candidates participate in School seminar programs and an annual review process, in addition to regular supervisory sessions.
- PhD Art Education
- PhD Art History and Theory
- PhD Design
- PhD Fine Arts
- PhD Media Arts
- PhD Visual Anthropology
- PhD Visual Culture
For more information on degrees:
COFA Student Centre
Tel: +61 2 9385 0684