NIDA’s postgraduate courses prepare students to become exceptional artists and creative leaders in Australia and globally.

These 15–30 month Master of Fine Arts (MFA) courses are founded on critical enquiry, experimentation and innovation. Within the creative hothouse of postgraduate studies, students explore their vision through research generated through practice, under the guidance of lecturers, peers and leading industry professionals.

Consider our Master of Fine Arts if you are seeking a life-long learning experience and a deeper contextual framework that will prepare you to become an exceptional artist and creative leader.

Applications to NIDA postgraduate courses in 2022 are now closed.


NIDA encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, with different types of experiences across the various art forms, film, television or other areas, as well as in cultural development, policy and management.

NIDA welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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