Arts and Fine Art - A2005

This highly relevant double degree is your stepping stone to a global career in the field of creative and cultural arts.

Co-located with the nationally significant Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), you’ll work with some of Australia’s most successful artists, art theorists and cultural commentators.

With our Bachelor of Arts you can choose from 40 different major and minor areas of study, including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations to develop an informed, critical awareness of the fields you're most passionate about.

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

  • Bachelor of Art History and Curating, or
  • Bachelor of Fine Art

and

  • Bachelor of Arts.

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.

If you choose the Art History and Curating specialisation, you’ll develop your understanding and appreciation of art including its origins and significance. You’ll gain hands-on experience developing an exhibition concept and internship opportunities will develop your curating skills in ‘real-life’ situations.

Alternately, if you choose the Fine Art specialisation, 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.

With our Bachelor of Arts you can choose from 40 different major and minor areas of study, including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations to develop an informed, critical awareness of the fields you're most passionate about.

Through this study, you’ll develop a broad base of knowledge that sets you up for a career in Australia or abroad.

Career options

Art historian, curator, independent contemporary artist, arts administrator, arts journalist, writer, art collector, studio manager, filmmaker, museum or gallery curator, creative business entrepreneur, digital artist, web and UX design, film and television production, political careers, human rights, and linguistics professional.

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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:

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

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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 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.)
  • your ATAR or GPA

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

Please note the Bachelor of Art History and Curating is ATAR or GPA only. It does NOT require a digital folio or 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.

Bachelor of Art History and Curating

No additional requirements.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course. 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. 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 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,