Fine Art and Business
Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree
Perhaps you would like to combine your interest in business operations with your artistic talent. Or perhaps you want to make your mark in the creative industries.
This double degree course is the only program of its kind in Victoria. It has been developed in response to the demand for arts administrators, artists and designers with first-class business skills.
You can expect to develop knowledge of the major business disciplines, together with theories and practices associated with a career in the visual arts. You will gain an understanding of their relationship, and have the business skills to support your creative endeavours.
This course leads to two separate degrees. You will be awarded both:
- the Bachelor of Visual Arts, and
- the Bachelor of Business.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately.
Combining the cultural awareness fostered in the Visual Arts alongside Business skills will allow you to creatively engage with management, marketing, accounting or international business. It will also offer greater insight into the production and professional presentation of artwork.
This combination could lead you to a career in arts administration, arts management, performing arts, publishing, or new media. You may become involved in the business aspects of art gallery management, the curating of corporate collections, art investment, cultural events for community, government and business sectors, and commercial art and design industry activities.
At a glance
For students looking to begin study in 2016.
|Location(s):||On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||4 years (full time), 8 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February)|
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Your qualification will be a
Bachelor of Business
Choose to major in one of:
|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Accounting||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Banking and finance||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Business management and strategy||Peninsula||Peninsula|
|Economics and business strategy||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Human resource management||Caulfield||Caulfield|
|Marketing and communication||Peninsula||Peninsula|
Please select a specialisation for more details:
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Equivalent Australian Year 12
All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.
|Australian VCE subjects||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in any mathematics||N/A|
|IB||At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL||At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 4 in Further Mathematics SL or 4 in Mathematical Studies SL or 3 in Mathematics HL||N/A|
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.
Non-School leaver requirements
All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.
VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 75% to 80% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.
University: Completion of two single units (equivalent to 12 Monash credit points) satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
All domestic applicants must
1. Apply via VTAC
2. Complete an on-line registration form for the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
3. Attend an interview
4. Present a folio and supply a digital copy at the interview
Important dates and requirements
The online registration form will be available 3 August – 15 October 2015.
Each applicant's final ranking is based on a range of criteria – their interview score (where applicable), folio, and ATAR or GPA.
Your folio should include 10 to 15 major examples of your best creative works and additional minor pieces. A well-presented folio demonstrates that you value your work and tells us we should value your work too.
Please present your drawings in either an A1 or A0 folio. Don't worry about mounting them. Plastic leaved folios are ok but loose leaf is also fine. Include original works instead of photos where possible – if 3-dimensional works are easily carried bring them along.
You must also supply us with a digital copy of your folio for our record. You can provide this to us on the day of your interview on USB or CD-ROM. We prefer individual images be saved as JPEG, PNG, or TIFF and videos as H.264 MOV or MP4. Alternately, your folio can be saved as a single PDF or DOCX file.
If you are attending multiple interviews, you can choose to submit only one copy or multiple copies if you are presenting significantly different folios.
What should I include in my folio?
Your folio should reflect you: your interests, your practice and your ambitions. You can include many different types of work in your folio depending on your discipline of choice. It can include some of (but not necessarily all of):
- 3D or sculptural objects
- Art pieces
- Colour and pattern
- Demonstrate good quality line work and shading
- Development pages and initial plans
- Drawings (2D, 3D, and in perspective)
- Image making
- Layout and typography
- Narratives and story-telling
- Photography, illustration, collage, digital works
- Videos and animations
The journal is very important. This should contain your exploration of ideas, and document works or exhibitions you have seen. It is a portable laboratory of your search and experiments. Interviewers always look carefully at the journals you bring in as they reveal your thinking, capacity for curiosity and experimentation.
Making the application
Semester one (February)
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Semester two (July)
This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry
Course codes for applying directly to Monash:
- Visual arts - F20071
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...
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.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.
We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
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 and Visual arts 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.
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.
This will assist you to develop the perceptual, practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.
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.
The Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
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