An international student is any student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, a citizen of New Zealand or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.
Specific Course Entry Requirements
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:
- completion of a relevant three-year undergraduate degree from an Australian University with an average of 70% in the cognate major (or equivalent);
- emerging visual or performing arts or film-based practice of at least 3 years demonstrated via folio of work and interview.
The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
A three year degree is required as it provides transferable skills in communication and scholarship. While the focus of this course is on translation within a transnational arts context, students are not required to be bilingual. Rather, they are required to have established or emerging art practices of at least 3 years as research is conducted through each student’s individual art practice, thus referencing art practice as a ‘language’.
Supporting Documentation Requirements
If you have completed your bachelor's degree at the University of Melbourne you do not need to submit a hard copy of your results, simply make sure you give us your student ID.
- Applicants are required to provide officially certified hard-copies of academic transcripts for all prior studies not completed at the University of Melbourne or the Victorian College of the Arts, along with proof of course completion (where claimed) for each previous qualification.
- If studying outside the University of Melbourne in the current semester, then you are required to provide, with your application, an official record/transcript of your current course results to date.
- Applicants need to provide the Faculty with an officially certified hard-copy of their final transcript, and proof of course completion, as soon as these become available.
- If any documentation is in a language other than English, an official certified translation must be provided. Results documentation must include an official key to the meaning of the grades.
The definition of a certified copy is a photocopy of the original document which has the signature and official stamp of one of the following people: barrister or solicitor, Police in Charge of Station, Pharmacist, Doctor, Dentist, Principal of School, Justice of Peace, Clerk of Court indicating that they have sighted the original document.
While it is possible to upload electronic copies of your transcripts during the online application process, you must also mail us directly (by post), certified copies of all academic documents before an offer can be made.
Please mail your academic documents by the closing date to:
Attention: General Manager, International Admissions , The University of Melbourne, John Smyth Building, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
English Language Requirements
In addition to the course entry requirements, all applicants must establish they meet the University’s English language requirements.
International graduate students must satisfy the University’s English language requirements.
Mature Age Entry Pathways
Please download the Mature Age Entry Flowchart (pdf file, 345kb) here to see if you are eligible for this pathway.
Advanced Standing (Credit) For Prior Learning
Credit is available to those who meet the criteria as per the University’s Advanced Standing Policy.
Applicants who are eligible can apply for credit for previous studies already completed at tertiary level. Studies for which you have applied for credit must demonstrate to the selection panel:
- comparable content
- equivalent in standard
- suitable to be included as part of your course at the Faculty, and
- in some cases, credit for work or other prior learning experience which can be demonstrated to be relevant to a course
Applications for advanced standing should be made to the Student Centre when a student first enrols into their course. Your application will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly. Download the Advanced Standing Form.
Graduate Coursework Scholarships
The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most comprehensive and generous scholarship programs in Australia. The Melbourne Scholarships Program recognises the outstanding academic achievement of many of the best national and international students as well as acknowledging a special responsibility to provide access to higher education to students who might otherwise be excluded by socioeconomic, cultural, geographic and other disadvantages. For comprehensive details about these scholarships (including benefits, eligibility and how to apply) please visit Scholarships.
STEP 1 - Entry Requirements
Ensure you fulfill all the entry requirements for the course.
STEP 2 - University Application Form
Online Application Form to be completed and submitted by all applicants by the closing date - 31 October 2012 (if attending an interview in person) OR 30 November 2012
If applicants have issues with internet access or other extenuating circumstances they may download the International Graduate Application Form (pdf file, 441kb) and submit by the closing date to:
Attention: General Manager, International Admissions
, John Smyth Building, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3010
STEP 3 - Supplementary Application Form
Applicants must complete the Supplementary Application Form (pdf file, 319kb) by 31 October 2012 (If attending an interview in person) OR 30 November 2012. Interviews cannot be scheduled without this form.
Supplementary Application Form must be received by 31 October 2012 (if attending the interview in person) OR 30 November 2012, to:
Attention: General Manager, International Admissions , John Smyth Building, Swanston Street
The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3010
STEP 4 - Folio of Work
Applicants MUST BRING their folio to the interview. DO NOT submit your folio with the supplementary application form.
Photographs/video of work may be presented if the transport of the work is impractical or the work is site specific or ephemeral.
Applicants unable to attend interivew - Folio Specifications
- CD-ROM and DVD images must be supplied
- Digital images must be saved as JPEG files on CD-ROM. File size should be about 500kb. No single image should exceed 1mb. Recommended resolution is 1024 x 768, 72dpi.
- It is suggested that video, sound and film-based artists make a compilation DVD of their work. Video works must be submitted as QuickTime files on CD-ROM or DVD.
- All files must be numbered to correspond to a separate listing of the title, date, medium and dimensions of each work.
- Applicants should provide explanatory notes of the folio of up to 300 words in English.
- Please check all disks before submission to ensure they play as intended. Disks are to be labelled clearly with your full name, course name and contact details
IMPORTANT - Email attachments will not be accepted
Folio of work on DVD/CD-ROM must be received by the closing date and sent to:
Attention: General Manager, International Admissions, John Smyth Building, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3010
STEP 5 - Interview
- The interview will be between 20 and 30 minutes in duration and will be conducted by a panel.
- The purpose of the interview will be to discuss the application and view the applicant’s folio of work.
- Applicants will be notified by email of the date and time of their interview.
STEP 5 – Check Your Emails
The Faculty will communicate with applicants via email. Please check your email, including junk and quarantine folders. Applicants are strongly advised not to use a hotmail address as these often go into your junk box. By using such accounts you risk failing to receive our correspondence.
If your contact details change it is your responsibility to advise us by email - firstname.lastname@example.org- of these changes.
- The Faculty encourages international applicants to submit their applications as early as possible to allow ample time for selection, offer and visa processes.
- Delays may occur in the processing of applications which are incomplete
- All written and visual documentation will be retained by the Faculty
- Information provided in languages other than English, must be accompanied by an official certified translation
- Folio materials sent by courier/post are the responsibility of the applicant. The Faculty will not accept responsibility for lost and/or damaged materials.
- Applicants are reminded not to send original materials
Make an enquiry