Undergraduate studies - Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Based at the Caulfield campus, undergraduate courses are offered in fine arts, visual arts, art history and curating, communication design, industrial design, interior architecture, and architecture. Monash Art Design and Architecture also has a presence at Monash's Prato centre in Italy.

All students undertake common units in drawing and visual culture in art, design and architecture.

At Caulfield:

  • The Department of Architecture offers degrees in architecture and interior architecture, based around the design studios and supported by theory and history, communications and professional practice units.
  • The Department of Design's communication design incorporates visual communication, multimedia and motion graphics and the industrial design program offers a multidisciplinary education encompassing product, transport, and interaction design.
  • The Department of Fine Arts contemporary practices studios enable students to focus on painting, printmaking, photography and video, and sculpture.

Double degrees

The faculty offers double degrees with the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Information Technology, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Education.

Unit offerings

Unit offerings may differ from year to year, depending on student demand and the availability of resources. Students will be notified as early as possible of the withdrawal of any unit. Elective units will be offered subject to demand. Existing units and course structures are subject to review and minor amendments. For further information contact the Faculty Student and Administrative Services Unit on +61 3 9903 1517 or via email at mada@monash.edu

Honours degrees

The departments of Design and Fine Arts offer honours degrees for selected programs. A candidate who has completed the requirements for the pass degree and who has reached a standard satisfactory to the faculty board, normally set at credit level or above, may apply to be admitted to candidature for the degree with honours, requiring a fourth year of study.

Occupational health, safety and environment in Art, Design and Architecture courses

Instruction in relevant occupational health, safety and environment issues is provided in all courses offered by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. The unit OHS1000 (Introduction to art and design health and safety) (0 credit points) is a core unit for all courses and is a standard enrolment requirement for students in semester one of their first year of study.

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