Fine Art - F2003

Fine Art

Bachelor degree

This course will help launch your career in the visual arts as an artist, commentator or curator. It will challenge you and support you to excel.

By specialising in Fine Art you can find and develop your own artistic voice, preparing you for a career as a contemporary artist.

Art History and Curating can help you develop your eye for art and your understanding of its origins and significance, ready to work in art history, criticism, curating and cultural production.

Study Visual Arts as part of a double degree and be ready to work in visual arts or to use your artistic creativity and passion across diverse fields.

Monash University's highly focused Art, Design and Architecture environment offers engaging, exciting and challenging opportunities to extend your talents and support your transition to a creative occupation.

  • Our lecturers are nationally and internationally recognised practising artists, art historians and cultural commentators. They are passionate about teaching contemporary art, bringing their innovative contemporary art practice and industry experience to your education.
  • Fine Art at Monash is distinctive for its establishment of a cross-disciplinary foundation for your first-year studies. You will work and collaborate within and across established and emergent disciplines and technologies.
  • You will work with professional artists and practitioners from allied creative fields such as art theory, administration and curatorial practice, developing essential connections and highly transferable skills.
  • You will study and work within a vibrant cultural precinct, including MUMA (the Monash University Museum of Art), Ian Potter Sculpture Court, MADA Gallery, and Runt and Link Spaces.
  • Take an immersive study semester at Monash's Prato Centre. The centre is in an 18th-century palazzo in Tuscany, with access to some of the world's greatest art and design work and the location of the world's premier art event, the Venice Biennale.

Our award-winning graduates exhibit nationally and internationally and engage with the many opportunities offered in professional and creative fields.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Folio

Note: Only applicants to the single degree of Fine Art need to prepare a folio and participate in an interview. Applicants to Visual Arts double degrees or Art History and Curating will be evaluated by their ATAR / IB score / credit average only.

Domestic students

Your folio should consist of 10–15 examples of your work. Bring a hard copy to present and a digital version to leave with us. If 3D works are easily carried, bring them along. We also encourage you to bring your journal or sketchbook, showing your exploration of ideas and documentation of works or exhibitions you’ve seen.

International students

Your folio should consist of a variety of examples of your work, saved as a single PDF (maximum 5MB). Include a few pages from your journal or sketchbook, showing your exploration of ideas and documenting works or exhibitions you have seen.

Interview

Note: Only applicants to the single degree of Fine Art need to prepare a folio and participate in an interview. Applicants to Visual Arts double degrees or Art History and Curating will be evaluated by their ATAR / IB score / credit average only.

Interviews take about 15 minutes and are more like a chat rather than a formal discussion – there’s no need to rehearse. In the interview we’ll go through your folio with you and ask you to explain some of your works – what were you trying to communicate, and what techniques have you used?

You may also like to tell us about things you’ve done outside of school, such as short courses. Or you can talk about artists, designers and architects you admire and why, and galleries, museums and exhibitions you’ve visited.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

The course develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice. In the Art history and curating specialisation, these will come together through an internship and a final research project. In the Fine art and Visual arts specialisations, these will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Partner with another course

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 up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. You will also need to register with MADA at monash.edu/mada/apply.

All other international students should apply directly to Monash using the relevant course code listed below and attach a digital copy of your folio:

  • Art history and curating - F20033
  • Fine art - F20031

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Art history and curating - F20033
  • Fine art - F20031

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.

International fee

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

A$32,860

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Art history and curating - F20033: 085529G
  • Fine art - F20031: 075112E