The Master of Contemporary Art Practices (MCAP) is a practice-focused, cross-disciplinary degree aimed at artists who want to develop a more ambitious, independent contemporary art practice. Applications for the Semester 1, 2024 are now open.
The program is built around hands-on learning development in workshop and studio environments, providing students with practice-led research opportunities across a wide range of disciplines:
- Ceramics, Glass, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture and Spatial Practice, Objects and Jewellery, Furniture, Textiles and Design.
- Centre for Art History and Art Theory
Contemporary artists respond to the challenges and questions that arise in an increasingly global and technologically advanced world. Their approaches are diverse, combining materials, methods and subjects that extend their practice. Artists today increasingly problem solve, collaborate with a variety of partners, and think and work outside of the traditional boundaries that distinguish a contemporary practice.
The Master of Contemporary Art Practices provides students with access to:
- Comprehensive workshops, studios, digital facilities and new technologies
- A suite of specialised courses that support research training and cohort building
- Research-focused academic staff with high-profile art historical and art and design practices
- Interdisciplinary learning across studio disciplines
- Recognition and commitment to the land, knowledge and cultures of the First Australian Peoples
- Strong networks within a vibrant community of practicing artists, designers, curators and writers
- Proximity to national cultural institutions, policy makers and art and design organisations.
Our students graduate with the qualifications, knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills required to succeed as a practicing artist and engage with a broad range of industries.
Image: Textiles by Wanting Liu