Fine Art and Information Technology - F2006

This unique double degree combines your passion for contemporary fine art with your interest in the fields of information technology.

You’ll work one-on-one with some of Australia’s most successful artists to explore a variety of traditional and emerging production methods while developing your artistic skills in the studio.

Combined with Information Technology, where you’ll develop cutting edge technology skills. You’ll choose from majors in Business Information Systems, Computer Networks and Security, Games Development, Interactive Media, or Software Development.

Linking your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills you’ll graduate able to create innovative products, spaces and experiences using the latest technologies.

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

  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Information Technology.

In Information Technology, you can major in Business Information Systems, Computer Networks and Security, Games Development, Interactive Media, or Software Development.

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.

At Australia's leading IT Faculty, you will learn from the best in a cutting-edge environment, developing your strengths across several areas of IT.

This double degree course reaches beyond the technologies currently defining the digital experience to engage with the richness of cultural production. The course reflects the interdisciplinary nature of multimedia projects, and the gaming industry, in the real world.

Career options

The expertise from this double degree can be used in the entertainment industry, advertising, graphic design, web design, computer animation, gaming, multimedia artist and animator, contemporary new media artists and new media practices and installation art, photographer, contemporary artist.

Discover how our global Fine Art and Information Technology alumni are making their mark in the world.

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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 & part time
Note:

Students undertake Fine Art subjects at Caulfield and Information Technology subjects at Clayton.

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

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Please select a specialisation for more details:

Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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

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 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 Fine Art is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice. 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 Fine Art will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.

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

A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organizations and society.

B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of Information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

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:

  • Fine art - F20061

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$33,600

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.