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Monash University

Master of Arts

Course code: 0498 ~ Course abbreviation: MA ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Art and design

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield; Gippsland)

Course description

The Master of Arts is a 100 per cent research degree. The principal research discipline is theory of art and design. Candidates develop a written proposal that outlines the proposed project, places the research within the context of the scholarly literature and provisionally outlines the methodology by which it might be brought to a conclusion.

Course structure

Candidates are required to submit a major written paper which should be between 30,000 and 40,000 words.


Candidates will be examined entirely on the basis of a written paper as outlined in the course description and the course structure.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Robert Nelson