Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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

Managing facultyArt, Design and Architecture
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

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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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