Education and Fine Art - D3006

Develop your craft. Shape the next generation. This double degree sets you up for a career driven by creativity – helping young people understand the value of art and artistic expression.

Breaking down this degree

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending on your specialisation, you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art and either the:

Specialise in primary education and you’ll be able to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in art. Specialise in secondary education and you’ll qualify as a specialist art teacher.

What you’ll be learning

In an experimental studio-based environment, you’ll explore and develop your knowledge and skills across painting, drawing, photography, jewellery, glass and printmaking. You’ll also be studying video art, film, installation practices and 3D print modelling for artists.

Combined with your education studies, you’ll learn how to be an innovative and effective teacher in general, with the capacity to bring out the artistic sensibilities in young people.

Look ahead to an exciting career

With an understanding of creative learning and development, your career options go well beyond schools. With this double degree, you might pursue work in areas like education and arts policy and planning, cultural events management, galleries and museums, arts administration, consultancy and even therapeutic settings.

About registration and accreditation

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using national accreditation standards.
  • This means your qualification will be accepted in Victoria and all other states and territories.

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 test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. The test is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability for the teaching profession.

To register for your sitting or find out more about the test visit https://takealtus.com/

Please note we only require the Casper test; Snapshot by Altus is not accepted.

Casper is only available online and must be taken once per admission cycle and prior to your Monash course commencement date. To ensure you meet the Casper deadlines for your application go to https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

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

Special Requirement Literacy and Numeracy Test:

All students enrolled in Australian initial teacher education courses must achieve a satisfactory standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test by 31 December in the first year of enrolment or, if you don’t enrol in a full study load in the first year, by the end of the teaching period in which you have attempted 48 credit points of study, unless the faculty has determined a different completion date for you in consultation with the Literacy and Numeracy Development Team.

Working with Children Check:

Before participating in a professional experience placement in any educational setting, students must meet specific security clearances that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken. Immunisations: The Victorian Government recommends you have immunisations for the Early Childhood and Primary Education specialisations.

Professional experience expenses

You are responsible for any expenses incurred while undertaking professional experience (e.g. transport, equipment, immunisations, security checks and clearances).

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.

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)

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Apply through VTAC

Digital folio and written statement

You will also need to register with MADA to submit your digital folio and written statement.

Register with MADA

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:

A$9000

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

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

A$32,300

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.