Fine Art - F2003

Highly regarded by the Australian arts industry and internationally recognised, Monash Fine Art is a dynamic and culturally diverse community that encourages freedom of expression.

Our Bachelor of Fine Art has two specialisations which you select when you apply:

  • Bachelor of Fine Art (Single and Double Degrees)
  • Bachelor of Art History and Curating (Single and Double Degrees)

Fine Art is a studio-based degree with a strong focus on contemporary fine art. You develop and engage your ideas in tandem with learning new skills, techniques, materials and mediums. At Monash, the studio is a shared space for experimentation, collaboration and learning. With purpose-built facilities, Monash Fine Art connects emerging artists with resources, professional practice, expert industry knowledge and a dynamic artist community.

Art History and Curating develops your understanding and appreciation of art including its origins and significance, making you ready for a career in art history, criticism, curating and cultural production. Uniquely you study alongside Artists and Practitioners and have access to a range of on-campus student galleries and the extensive contemporary art collection of Monash University Museum of Art, so that you are already part of the art community gaining first-hand experience and insights. Both degrees specialisations will allow you to undertake an internship unit to gain real world work experience as single or double degrees.

Monash University's highly focused Art, Design and Architecture environment offers engaging, exciting and challenging opportunities to extend your talents and support your transition to a creative occupation.

Our lecturers are nationally and internationally recognised practising artists, art historians and cultural commentators. They are passionate about teaching contemporary art, bringing their innovative contemporary art practice and industry experience to your education.

Fine Art at Monash is distinctive for its establishment of a cross-disciplinary foundation for your first-year studies. You will work and collaborate within and across established and emergent disciplines and technologies.

You will work with professional artists and practitioners from allied creative fields such as art theory, administration and curatorial practice, developing essential connections and highly transferable skills.

You will study and work within a vibrant cultural precinct, including MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), Ian Potter Sculpture Court, MADA Gallery, and Intermission Gallery.

Take an immersive study semester at Monash Prato Centre. The centre is in an 18th-century palazzo in Tuscany, with access to some of the world's greatest art and design work and the location of the world's premier art event, the Venice Biennale.

Our award-winning graduates exhibit nationally and internationally and engage with the many opportunities offered in professional and creative fields.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
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.


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.


Students applying through VTAC

Fine Art specialisation:

  1. Apply via VTAC
  2. Complete an online application form that incorporates the submission of a digital folio and written statement - see Each applicant's final ranking is based on a range of criteria – their digital folio submission, short written statement and ATAR or GPA.

Art History and Curating specialisation:

  1. Apply via VTAC
  2. Selection is ATAR/GPA based; no digital folio and written statement required.

Students applying via Monash Admissions

Fine Art specialisation:

All international applicants must

  1. Apply via Monash Admissions
  2. Submit a digital copy of a folio with the application. Each applicant's final ranking is based on a range of criteria – their folio, and ATAR or GPA.

Art History and Curating specialisation:

All international applicants must apply via Monash Admissions. Selection is ATAR/GPA based; no interview or folio required.

With a specialist degree at Monash you begin study in your area of interest immediately. These degrees are designed to ensure you have the right combination of expertise and knowledge needed for your professional field.

The degree develops through three areas - studies in history and theory and fine art knowledge, studio practice (for Fine Art) and practice (Art History and Curating) and electives.

In the Art history and curating specialisation you also undertake an internship and a final research project. In the Fine Art specialisations, there is a public exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Learn about key moments in art history by selecting from units that align with your interest. Explore different periods and places in European art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through to the rise of global events like the Art Biennale. Investigate how the art of the mid-20th century used mediums like photography, performance and multimedia to explore issues of identity, gender and sexuality.

Look beyond western societies and explore the art, people and cultures of regions such as Asia, the Pacific, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Indigenous art. This course is where you'll develop your communications skills and ability to discuss, engage with and evaluate cultural products.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

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

Apply through VTAC

Digital folio and written statement

If you are applying to the Bachelor of Fine Art (not the Bachelor of Art History and Curating), you will also need to register with MADA (if applying through VTAC) to submit your digital folio and written statement or attach it to your application (if applying directly to Monash).

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 are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


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.



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.