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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art and Design

Managing facultyArt and Design
Abbreviated titleMA
CRICOS code039990B
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Robert Nelson


  • Early submission can take place after 1.5 years


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.


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


Students complete a program of supervised research and submit a written paper.


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


Master of Arts