Education and Fine Art - D3006

Do you want to share your artistic passion and creativity with children and young people? If so, this double degree course is for you.

This double degree course will prepare you either for primary or secondary school teaching. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as specialist art teachers, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with particular expertise in art.

In addition to being eligible to seek employment in schools, this combination will enable you to seek opportunities in the creative arts world where an understanding of learning and development is relevant, perhaps in community cultural programs, museums and galleries or therapeutic settings.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education, or
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education,

and

  • Bachelor of Fine Art.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

In Fine Art, you'll learn in an experimental studio-based setting enabling you to explore and develop a broad range of art practices including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass and printmaking, as well as studying video art, film, installation practices and 3D printing modelling for artists.

In Education you'll develop the knowledge and skills of how young people learn and are taught both generally and within the fine arts. Taken together they open up a wide range of career opportunities.

Career options

Arts educator, primary or secondary school teacher, art administration, education and arts policy and planning, cultural events management, gallery or museum education management, training and development in private or public organisations, education outreach roles, consultancy, entertainment industry roles, education learning designer.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Note:

Students undertake Education subjects at Clayton and Fine Art subjects at Caulfield.

Duration
This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 4 years.
Start date
First semester (February)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

CASPer

All applicants must sit CASPer. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit https://takecasper.com/. CASPer can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the CASPer deadlines for your application go to https://takecasper.com/test-dates/

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 requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Application for the Bachelor of Fine Art is based on a range of criteria:

* a digital folio of 10-15 pieces of your original artwork
* a 300 word written statement (Domestic and onshore applicants only. International applicants do not need to submit a written statement.) * and your ATAR or GPA

Visit monash.edu/mada/apply for more information and to submit your digital folio and a written statement.

Folio

Bachelor of Fine Art:

As part of your application, you must submit a digital folio of 10-15 pieces of your original artwork. What you choose to submit is up to you! Works such as paintings or sculptures should be photographed clearly.

You may also wish to include pages from your journal, showing progression of works from ideas to completion. You will have the option of submitting individual images, or one digital folio, or a link to an online folio, or a combination of any of these three options.

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through the four themes of Education studies, Curriculum studies, Discipline studies and Professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.

A. Education studies

These studies provide the theoretical foundations of education that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings. You will study contemporary theories of child or adolescent development, focusing on the age range relevant to your specialisation. You will also study sociology, psychology, diversity and inclusion, the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, and develop an understanding of the relationship between education and society at local, national and global levels. These studies emphasise educational inquiry and will ensure that your teaching is informed by current research and practice. You will acquire the foundation to move into leadership roles as your career progresses.

B. Curriculum studies

These studies develop the knowledge and skills you will need to become a skilled and effective educator who is able to draw on an ever-growing and flexible repertoire of strategies to suit particular children, educational contexts and learning outcomes. You will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs.

For students specialising in Primary education, the focus of Curriculum studies is on how primary school aged children learn and how you can effectively and creatively teach them in the key learning areas including English and literacies, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education, social education and studies of the environment and sustainability.

C. Discipline studies

For students specialising in Secondary education, the focus is on deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practice related to your discipline, preparing you to engage secondary students in purposeful learning.

D. Professional studies

These studies will provide you with an understanding of professional identity and leadership as well as professional experience through the completion of supervised placement in settings relevant to your teaching specialisation. Placement connects the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. The number of days of placement required for professional registration will depend upon your specialisation. You will also undertake research units to develop your understanding of research principles and methods and the skills and capacities to design and conduct research with some independence.

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. In the Art history and curating specialisation, these will come together through an internship and a final research project. In the Fine Art 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.

A. History and theory studies

History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine arts 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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Primary education - D30061
  • Secondary education - D30062

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)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

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.