RMIT’s School of Art is a hub for emerging artists, researchers and practitioners to engage in contemporary art practice and gain exposure through local and international exhibitions.

The School of Art at RMIT is an international site for innovative and diverse art, craft and photographic practices and research.

The School of Art is known for its diverse and internationally-renowned creative programs led by accomplished artists, photographers and professional staff who strive for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation.

RMIT University is ranked 1 in Australia and 12 in the world for Art and Design (2018 QS Rankings) placing the School of Art in the top echelon of the world's art and photographic educational institutions.

Set in the centre of Melbourne's flourishing creative scene, the School is recognised as a leader in contemporary art practice.

The School of Art's international reach extends across locations known for creative excellence, bringing together industry, staff, alumni and students in networks of artistic endeavour.

As a seedbed for emerging artists, the School focuses on instilling sustainable self-belief and confidence in the next generation of Australian and international arts practitioners. It promotes a studio culture of making through arts practices that are self-reflective and are informed through critical enquiry and research.

Set in the centre of Melbourne, Australia's cultural capital and consistently rated as the most liveable city in the world. Located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, the School enjoys a 130-year history of graduating artists, photographers and craftspeople with skilled hands and cultivated minds ready for both life and work. 

The School attracts students, staff and researchers from Australia and across the globe with a large cohort from the Indian-Pacific region. 

A highlight of the School's international reach is its ongoing partnership with the Hong Kong Art School, that has developed over more than a decade. The schools, teaching collaboratively, have offered the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Master of Fine Art programs in Hong Kong since 1998. 

The School supports teaching and research programs, artists-in-residence, galleries, public programs, international conferences, student and staff exchange, study tours and publishing – all with a strong inclination to community engagement and social transformation.

The School of Art also manages INTERSECT, six creative projects that together form a dynamic program of exhibitions, residencies, creative laboratories, talks and events.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer