Introduction - Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at Monash University is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic arts faculties in Australia. We deliver arts programs across four campuses: Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia and South Africa. Our courses are increasingly available via off-campus learning over the internet. We also offer intensive units at our Monash Prato Centre in Italy that students can take as part of their degree.

Our offerings include a broad range of humanities, languages and social sciences, from history to human rights, Japanese to journalism, and philosophy to politics. Courses offered range from undergraduate diplomas and degrees, through to postgraduate coursework and research degrees. Monash Arts is justly proud of the research capacity of its staff. Our lecturers are working at the cutting edge of scholarship in their fields, and they carry their expertise and their enthusiasm into their teaching.

The Faculty of Arts is composed of schools as well as a number of centres, including:

  • Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)
  • Centre for Theatre and Performance
  • Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
  • Media, Film and Journalism
  • Monash Asia Institute
  • Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC)
  • Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
  • School of Arts and Social Sciences (Malaysia)
  • School of Social Science (South Africa)
  • Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
  • School of Social Sciences.

Visit the faculty website for more information about arts at Monash.

Faculty structure and contacts

The chief officers of the faculty are the dean and the faculty manager. The dean is a professor of the faculty and presides over meetings of the faculty, the faculty board and its committees, and is especially concerned with staffing and finance. In addition, the faculty has four associate deans whose areas of responsibility include education, graduate research, research and international affairs.

The faculty manager is responsible for the administration of the faculty, including superintendence over student administration and services, and provision of advice on policy and planning matters.

Students wishing to bring any relevant matters to the attention of the student members of the faculty board should feel free to do so. The student members can be contacted via the office of the faculty manager, Faculty of Arts, first floor, Menzies building, Clayton campus.

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