Postgraduate Study at Sydney College of the Arts

Sydney College of the Arts offers a range of flexible, self-directed and cross-disciplinary postgraduate programs to a diverse cohort of students. Whether you are looking to consolidate existing professional skills, establish a continuing art practice, or engage in a sustained research endeavour, SCA will provide you with intellectual challenges and creative support, within a community of students and artists.

Coursework Degrees

A coursework masters degree at Sydney College of the Arts is ideal for graduates who want specialised knowledge and skills to establish or consolidate their creative practice, take the next step in their profession, change careers, or pursue their personal interest in contemporary visual art and creative culture.

Coursework masters degrees can also serve as a pathway to higher research degrees for established artists who have been unable to complete an honours year.

Research Degrees

A research degree offer eligible artists the opportunity to develop a specific area of interest into a substantial body of work, within the SCA community and the academic structure of the University of Sydney. Through sustained, rigorous investigation, artists undertaking a research degree make a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary visual art.

A research degree requires in-depth study in a specialised area, supervised by a member of academic staff. This research takes the form of a major thesis. SCA offers two modes of research: a traditional written thesis, or a thesis comprising a substantial exhibition and a written thesis.

You can pursue a research degree after completing an Honours degree or Masters studies.