Master of Fine Arts - Production
Research by means of creative practice is central to the graduate programs of the School of Performing Arts, where we seek to nurture creative excellence hand in hand with intellectual rigour and excitement. The Production specialisation of the MFA invites students to engage in research projects focused, in a broad range of different ways, on the production aspects of theatrical practice or issues related to theatre and performance, or that illuminates or expands on the medium in some way.
Within the Production area, projects will tend to be based in a number of different design specialisations (set, costume, lighting, sound), but might also involve other areas of production practice. The majority of projects will involve research by means of the candidate’s own practice in design for theatre and performance – the terms ‘theatre’ and ‘performance’ in this context may be quite broadly interpreted – alongside a written dissertation, but some projects will focus on the practice of others and consist of a dissertation only.
While the School insists that MFA practice-based projects fulfil the rigorous requirements of all academic research, the nature of the practice may vary considerably from project to project. The onus on the candidate is to ensure that their practice constitutes research, and that the research focus can be consciously articulated in written form.
Detailed subject information is available in the University Handbook.
24 months full time;
48 months part time
31 May or 30 September
31 August for international applicants
31 October for domestic applicants
Course fee information is available on the Future Students Tuition Fees pages.
The Master of Fine Arts is a graduate degree consisting of 200 points normally taking two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The degree comprises an individual supervised project of 175 points of research and practice in the area of specialisation, which is supported by the completion of 25 points (two subjects) of research methods.