Arts and Fine Art - A2005

Arts and Fine Art

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

This double degree course will immerse you in a range of conceptual and practical approaches to art making through workshops and classes to help develop your studio practice, while giving you a sound knowledge of the theories and practices that arts, social science and humanities professionals use every day.

Combining Visual Arts with your choice of 40 majors and minors from the Bachelor of Arts means you can tailor your studies to your academic or personal interests, while exploring different career options. Arts is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four Signature elements through which to develop your unique graduate profile: Global immersion, Intercultural expertise, Professional experience or Innovation capability

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Visual Arts, and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of FineArt/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career drawing on either separately or to combine the two in your chosen work. Arts combined with Visual Arts can open doors in the creative economy and provide opportunities in a diverse range of public contexts.

You'll develop the kind of transferable skills employers are looking for - communication,teamwork, research, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity. You'll be equipped for a career in the arts industry as a curator, arts writer, theorist or art educator or to work in museums, galleries,community arts programs, art and design consultancies or arts/cultural conservation organisations.

In addition, you'll be prepared for many interdisciplinary careers roles in cultural programs for community,government or business, arts management, art and design criticism,publishing and art therapy.

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At a glance

ATAR

80.05 Note Estimated Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
73.95 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick N/A N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Note:

Depending upon your Arts major you may take the Arts component at Clayton or Caulfield.

Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

80.05 Note Estimated Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
73.95 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based Cert IV will require an average result of at least 80%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. No credit is granted for these studies.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

University: To be considered on the basis of tertiary study alone, applicants who have completed VCE or equivalent will be required to complete the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree and will require an average result of at least 60% (including failed units). For applicants who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of study, both the senior secondary qualification results and the units completed will be considered.

For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications completion of two single units at an Australian higher education or equivalent overseas educational institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in Humanities or Social Science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies (including failed units). Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Visual arts - A20051

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

Fees to be advised.

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$30,800

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

The Bachelor of Fine Art is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice which will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the final year of the course.

A. History and theory studies

History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine art issues and provide the research methods relevant to your studio or workshop practice. They will enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, as well as reference to bodies of knowledge relevant to cultural production, you will begin to situate the place of Fine art in society.

B. Drawing foundation

This will assist you to develop the perceptual, practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.

C. Fine art knowledge and practice

Through this component of the course you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your Fine art specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within Fine Art and related fields. Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. Students specialising in Art history and curating will have the opportunity to interact with topics and students from a range of relevant fields in the Arts. Students specialising in Visual arts will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.