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, 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 Australian 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 can only 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 a different completion date has been determined for you in consultation with the faculty's 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:

Before participating in professional experience in an education setting you must meet immunisation requirements.

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.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications.

To support your preparedness for teaching in an increasingly diverse, complex and changing world, the Bachelor of Education (Hons) is organised around four themes. Each theme has been curated around specific professional knowledge and teaching skills required to engage students of various ages and developmental stages, in their learning. The four themes are:

A. Education studies

These units focus on the core discipline of education including an examination of the learning and teaching relationship, fostering of positive behaviour, and classroom practice.

B. Curriculum studies

With a focus on the Victorian curriculum, you will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs. You will develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation.

C. Discipline studies

Designed to develop your content knowledge in the key learning areas that you will be teaching in schools or other education settings, the discipline studies units will provide you with a focused sequence of study, that will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas.

D. Professional studies

The professional experience component is an opportunity for you to build connections between the education, curriculum and discipline theme unit content and apply these in a professional context where you will work collaboratively with sector professionals whilst on placement.

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.

For further information visit the course handbook entry.

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

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