Postgraduate Students

Why Study at the SCA Graduate School

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) Graduate School provides high quality education in contemporary visual art. We offer a range of flexible, self-directed and cross-disciplinary 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, the Graduate School 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.

The SCA Graduate School currently takes applications for the Master of Moving Image.

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 community of the Graduate School 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 Graduate School 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.