Doctor of Visual Arts

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 to 4 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1 2020

Applications close

Monday, 30 December 2019

Next scholarship round closes

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 (more)

Why choose this program?

This professional development degree, with an integrated program of independent research and coursework, will help you extend your studio research and practice and make original conceptual advancements in your discipline. You will develop the expertise needed to provide leadership in your field, and you will gain research skills and the ability to articulate a theoretical position within a visual arts discourse.

Attendance information

8906QCA Visual Arts Research Methods must be completed in the first trimester of enrolment. This is a seminar based course that requires on campus attendance at South Bank campus. The course will run in intensive mode from 2018.

The research project component of the program requires on campus attendance, however this is relatively flexible based on the needs of your project. It is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time, however you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisors.

My career opportunities

You will have the expertise to provide leadership in your respective field in the quality of your professional practice, research skills, and the ability to articulate a theoretical position within a visual arts discourse.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.