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)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

  • Trimester 2 2018 for candidature and scholarships

Applications close

Monday, 14 May 2018

Next scholarship round closes

Monday, 16 April 2018

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

Attend and participate in weekly two-hour seminars (guest lectures, discussions, critiques, workshops by staff and/or visitors) alongside 8906QCA Visual Arts Research Methods.

Attendance at 80% of seminars over two trimesters (not necessarily consecutive and obviously not if a student is an approved remote candidate) is required before students can submit their final assessment.

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.