The Department of Fine Art at Monash University is highly regarded by the arts industry and is internationally recognised. We engage in a multidisciplinary studio-based approach to teaching and research which inspires critical reflection, artistic self-discovery and encourages a thought-provoking dialogue between art and ideas. We received the highest possible ERA ranking for Visual Arts and were categorised as ‘above world standard’ for Art History*, and we are also ranked in the Top 100 in the world for art and design^.
Monash’s Department of Fine Art boasts internationally recognised professional artists and art historians such as Brook Andrew, Rex Butler, Emily Floyd, Helen Johnson, Callum Morton, Stuart Ringholt, Kathy Temin and Daniel von Sturmer.
Our culture encourages freedom of expression, openness and the development of critical practices. Teaching and research in the Department of Fine Art is continually evolving, enabling the capacity of art to respond to the significant challenges confronting culture and society today.
* Australian Government ERA Report 2015
^ 2021 QS World University Rankings.
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We’re ranked in the Top 10* in Australia for Art, Design and Architecture. Turn your ideas into reality, and through your creativity, change the world for the better.
*2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject
Our research expertise and dedication reflects the diverse approaches found in contemporary visual culture and the built environment.
An Indigenous-led study of the significance of trees in southeast Australian Aboriginal cultures.