Sydney College of the Arts (SCA): Call for Applications

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA): Call for Applications

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA)

October 18, 2010
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA): Call for Applications

SCA Graduate School

Application deadline: October 31

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA),
the Visual Arts Faculty of the
University of Sydney

[email protected]

Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) is the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney. The SCA Graduate School was established in 2007 and positions SCA at the forefront of contemporary art graduate programs in Australia and internationally. The School delivers a range of professional development Masters degrees in documentary photography, film and digital image, interactive and digital media, and studio art. The School also offers MFA and PhD programs in contemporary visual art.

Associate Professor Brad Buckley will be in New York during October as the co-convener of EVOLUTION: Art and Design Research and the PhD conference to be held at Parsons The New School for Design on 22 and 23 October. The conference is based on Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: the Artist, the PhD, and Academy (NSCAD University Press, 2009), edited by Brad Buckley and John Conomos. This conference is supported by Parsons The New School for Design, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

To discuss any of the graduate programs offered at SCA or to arrange an interview during this period, please email [email protected]

Current Students and Alumni

SCA students and alumni participate in national and international exhibitions and are regularly appointed to international academic positions. Shaun Gladwell represented Australia in the 2009 Venice Biennale. Marc Newson had a solo show in 2008 at Gagossian Galleries in New York and has been appointed Royal Designer for Industry in the UK. David Haines and Joyce Hinterding received the award of Distinction in the Hybrid arts category in the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and they will be exhibiting in 2010 in Light from Light in Shanghai. Ben Quilty won the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, valued at Aus$150,000. Dr Sean Lowry is a visiting artist/scholar at the Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, and Department of Studio Art, University of California, Irvine. Tony Schwensen has been appointed Director of the MFA Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Associate Professor Simone Douglas is the Director of the MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design.


The faculty at SCA is highly active across a wide range of contemporary areas from new media, installation and painting, and object design to twentieth century art history and cultural theory. SCA academic staff include; Professor Colin Rhodes; Professor Richard Dunn; Professor Ross Gibson; Associate Professor Brad Buckley; Associate Professor Merilyn Fairskye; Associate Professor Ann Elias; Dr Debra Dawes; Dr Lindy Lee; Dr Adam Geczy; Dr Karin Findeis, Dr Eril Baily and Dr Danie Mellor.

The Programs

The Graduate School offers four one-year Coursework Masters:

Master of Documentary Photography (MDP)
Master of Film and Digital Image (MFDI)
Master of Interactive and Digital Media (MIDM)
Master of Studio Art (MSA)

The Graduate School offers two Research Degrees:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

How to Apply

Artists working across a wide range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Applications for March 2011 research degrees and coursework masters, close October 31.
Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information visit the SCA website or email [email protected]

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