Sydney College of the Arts Graduate School provides an integrated approach to the processes of art making and research. The SCA Graduate School offers two research degrees in contemporary art: the Master of Fine Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
These degrees 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 SCA's 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.