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.

RMIT University is ranked in the top 17 art and design universities in the 2017 QS World University rankings, placing the School of Art in the top echelon of education and research in this discipline.

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.

Diverse, internationally renowned creative programs are led by accomplished artists and academic staff striving for excellence in innovation. 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 and enquirers. It promotes a studio culture of making through arts practices that are self-reflective and are informed through critical enquiry and research.

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. As an art school in a world context, RMIT’s School of Art is committed to maintaining and building on a unique Australasian/Pacific identity while promoting understanding of and engagement with global communities and cultures.