Welcome to Monash Art, Design & Architecture
Luke Smythe, lecturer in Art History and Theory (and coordinator of one of the first units you will take in your undergraduate degree), will guide you through the checklist of things to do.
Orientation is your opportunity to get to know us. It’s a time for you to explore our spaces, meet new people, and prepare for your study journey.
There are so many programs and activities happening online, clubs you can choose to take part in, and academic and learning workshops to help you settle into Monash life.
Remember to get your essentials sorted!
There are plenty of social activities organised as well, so get involved and have fun!
Congratulations and welcome to Monash Art, Design and Architecture!
Find out more about Monash Orientation and check out all the O-Week and Orientation events on the Monash planner. There, you will be able to book your specific course info session (whether in-person or online).
Please follow the university’s COVIDSafe guidelines! If you are unwell on the day, can no longer make it to campus, or can’t find the online details, simply enrol to our Resources for Thriving Moodle site which will have Zoom links to all of our Orientation events so you can catch a livestream at the original time. Keep in mind that events are listed on Melbourne time.
Attendance on campus
For the latest information and updates about on-campus study and any changes or restrictions, check out the Monash COVID-19 webpage.
What will my study load look like?
We recommend you allow 2 hours per credit point per week of scheduled study time. This includes reading time and participation in classes (lectures, tutorials, studios, discussion groups), and research and preparation for assignments. Try to balance this out across the semester, as some tasks will be weighted more heavily at different times during the semester.
For a 6 credit point unit this would equate to 12 hours of study per week,144 hours in total for the semester (there are 12 teaching weeks each semester). Typically, this would comprise a mixture of scheduled learning activities (contact hours, either face to face and/or online) plus self-directed study.
We recommend keeping any paid work to a maximum of 15 hours per week.
What materials will I need?
Students studying Design and Architecture should receive details from teaching staff about suitable computer options. Many classes rely on the use of Adobe Creative Cloud, which is discounted for students if purchased via the Monash Shop.
Students studying Fine Art please be prepared to budget between $50 to $100 for your initial art supplies. You will be notified of material and levy requirements by staff on a project-by-project basis. Cost for each studio-based unit you enrol in will approximate $80 per semester. The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture has an arrangement with a supplier to offer you these supplies at a discounted rate. Further information will be provided during Orientation week.
What mandatory modules/units should I complete by Week 1?
Note: You will only gain access to these modules/units once you are officially enrolled.
Each course will have a different approach, but teaching staff will be able to provide you with all the information you need to successfully complete your course requirements.
Having the right skills and strategies for study, assignments, exams and research is crucial to your success at university. Take a look at the wide range of resources available to you.
We have a wide range of technical facilities and spaces including a number of different bookable workshops and digital labs, and a team of technicians on hand to assist you. You can find out more about our spaces and making a booking here.
Moodle is the common learning platform for Monash students and your essential go-to point for:
- course content
- reading lists
- assessment and study requirements
- assignment uploads
- discussion forums
- contact information for your tutors and lecturers.
Moodle can be accessed via my.monash using your Monash account.
Discover how to explore Moodle and prepare for your studies.
We want you to have the best start to university life! First-year undergraduate students will connect with our peer mentoring program so student leaders can guide you through your first semester.
Welcome to Caulfield + Clubs and Societies
Join MONSU and find out about student events; our clubs and societies are your opportunity to get more out of your uni experience. Form lasting friendships and networks, develop your professional skills and go deeper on the topics you're passionate about. There's something for everyone, and we want you to get involved!
Also check out the Monash Campus Life webpage to find out more.
Our very own student society! MADASS brings together the students of Art, Design and Architecture through social, academic and networking events. Become a member - MADASS (also via Facebook and Instagram).
You'll find the faculty at the heart of a vibrant, creative precinct on Caulfield campus – contributing to a dynamic atmosphere of dialogue and exchange, with exhibitions across three art galleries. Get involved with the student-run Intermission Gallery (via Facebook and Instagram).
SONA - for Architecture students
SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) is the national student-membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects. Student members have access to a huge range of support networks and forums, information, resources, events, prizes and competitions. Find out more here.
The NRC program will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your student experience while studying at in Art, Design and Architecture with on-campus college games, sporting events, BBQs and movie nights, as well as connecting online through virtual platforms.
Course and general enquiries
Do you have a question about your course or something general?
For all general enquiries, Monash Connect are your one-stop-shop. The team are best placed to answer your enquiry or direct you to the appropriate area.
- Submit an enquiry via Monash Connect
- Give them a call on +61 3 9902 6011.
Timetable - Allocate+
The Monash timetable system is called Allocate+ and this is where you enter your preferences for classes and find your finalised timetable.
Find out more about using Moodle, the system you will use to access online learning materials for your units.
Resources for Thriving
Self-enrol into this Moodle page for resources to help you thrive, academically and personally, throughout your time in Art, Design and Architecture.
Feeling unsure about what supports are available? Monash has a wide range of support services to help you during your study - not just related to your academic work, but covering these areas and more:
- health and counselling
- disability support
- financial assistance
- safety and security
- International student support
- diversity and inclusion
Orientation is all about getting off to a great start - and not just within the faculty but also finding out what Monash has to offer. Understanding how the university works, as well as the systems and services that support you, means you’ll be on your way to academic success.
Click on the button below for details about University Orientation.
Never miss a key date again! There are important dates each year and each semester that you need to be aware of, relating to changing your enrolment, withdrawing from units, re-enrolling for the following year, and more. Click on the button below to stay updated on all key dates.