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Why study art at RMIT?

#1 Art and Design university in the Asia-Pacific region*

#11 Art and Design university in the world*

Display your work in one of our five public galleries and exhibition spaces

*Source: 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Discover art

RMIT is a global leader in art and photography

Hone your craft in Australia’s leading art programs. At RMIT, you’ll enhance your creativity and innovation in a studio environment, where experimentation is encouraged. Choose from a wide range of courses across visual art, fine art and photography, and learn about artforms and their techniques as you develop your practice in our purpose-built studios.

Our teaching style is centred on you as an individual, so you’ll receive personal mentoring that challenges and pushes you. Find your niche and graduate with the skills to exhibit internationally and nationally as a critically-informed, contemporary artist.

Graduate showcase

Join a network of emerging artists and visual thinkers who construct the creative communities of a future culture. RMIT runs multiple public galleries and exhibition spaces that provide formal opportunities for you to integrate hands-on experience into your studies. Develop your visual voice and show off your talents.

Career outcomes

Launch your creative career

When you study with us, you’ll enhance your creativity and innovation in studio environments, where experimentation is encouraged, and where supportive educators know the value of art in communities and cultures.

You will be mentored and challenged by academic staff who are professional artists, writers, historians and curators, be inspired to explore multiple media and conceptual techniques, and you will learn to narrow your focus to the core of what you want to say as an artist.

Facilities and locations

Learn art by making it. At RMIT, you’ll be immersed in fine art studios, where you’ll gain the skills and ability to understand and interpret the world around you through art. Studio courses are taught by practicing artists who exhibit locally and internationally, so you can connect with what’s happening in the art world.

School of Art

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

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

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Global opportunities

Take advantage of the opportunity to travel while you're studying, and visit an artist's mecca with a study tour. Each year, visual artist in contemporary abstraction, Dr Robin Kingston heads off to the Big Apple with 25 RMIT students for a tour of the NY art scene. This tour includes a visiting and viewing art in galleries large and small, visits to artists’ studios, a day trip to Dia Beacon in upstate New York, outings to iconic eating establishments, art installations, artist talks and art critics.

Experience art at RMIT

RMIT transforms students into professional artists, photographers and designers with the skills and confidence to produce quality work and showcase it to the public, peers and industry. 

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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