Public Art - F4002

Public Art

Graduate certificate

Public art is a burgeoning field of practice for a range of cultural producers and plays an integral role in forming our perception of place. The realisation of public art requires a myriad of skills to both imagine and deliver impactful work.

Monash University’s new Graduate Certificate of Public Art is open to a broad range of industry professionals who want to develop their capabilities in designing, proposing and producing public art.

Guided by experienced and influential artists, designers and academics working in the field, you will gain theoretical and technical skills, detailed knowledge of processes and techniques for tendering submissions and an understanding of historical and theoretical context in engaging public art.

You will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate complex procedures with councils, state governments, funding bodies, private companies and other stakeholders and build your expertise and networks while working within the Monash Art Projects (MAP) collaborative studio, led by Professor Callum Morton.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Public Art
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Applications close for the mid-year (Semester 2) intake on 7 July. Late applications may be considered subject to availability.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with minimum 60% average with at least 2 years work experience in art, design (communication, interior, interaction), architecture, curation, urban theory, urban planning, landscape architecture, or related fields that work in the public space.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

A statement of intent (300-500 words) Compilation of evidence of creative work (images, text, photos, drawing etc) - 10 pages maximum

Assessments / written submission

Selection criteria

  • A statement of intent (300-500 words)
  • Compilation of evidence of creative work (images, text, photos, drawing etc) - 10 pages maximum

The course comprises 24 points and develops across three themes: Research and practice studio, Art history and theory, and an Elective.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F4002


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F4002


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$26,300

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


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.