About

The School of Art at RMIT is an international hub for emerging artists and photographers engaging with contemporary art practices through learning and research.

RMIT is ranked 1 in Australia and 11 in the world for Art and Design (2018 QS Rankings) placing the School of Art in the top echelon of the world’s art and photographic educational institutions.

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

As a seedbed for emerging artists, the School focuses on instilling self-belief and confidence in the next generation of Australian and international art and photographic practitioners. This is sustained by a studio culture of making through practices that are self-reflective and informed by critical enquiry and research.

The School of Art supports teaching and research programs, residencies for artists and photographers, galleries, public programs, international conferences, student and staff exchanges across the globe, study tours and publishing – all with a strong commitment to community engagement and social transformation.

The school is recognised as a leader in the Indo-Pacific region for fostering contemporary art and photography by bringing together students, industry, staff and alumni in international networks of artistic endeavor. It also has a celebrated 20-year collaboration with the Hong Kong Art School, where it delivers a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) into one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Set in the center of Melbourne’s CBD and located on the lands of the traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri people, The School of Art enjoys a 130-year history of graduating artists, photographers and craftspeople imbued with skilled hands and cultivated minds, ready for life and a vocation.