Arts and Fine Art - A2005

Arts and Fine Art

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

This double degree course will immerse you in a range of conceptual and practical approaches to art making through workshops and classes to help develop your studio practice, while giving you a sound knowledge of the theories and practices that arts, social science and humanities professionals use every day.

Combining Visual Arts with your choice of 40 majors and minors from our arts course means you can discover subjects you never knew existed and you can tailor your studies to your academic or personal interests, while exploring different career options.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Visual Arts, and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.


You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career drawing on either separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.


Arts combined with Visual Arts can open doors in the creative economy and provide opportunities in a diverse range of public contexts. You'll develop the kind of transferable skills employers are looking for - communication, teamwork, research, critical thinking and cultural sensitivity.


You'll be equipped for a career in the arts industry as a curator, arts writer, theorist or art educator or to work in museums, galleries, community arts programs, art and design consultancies or arts/cultural conservation organisations. In addition, you'll be prepared for many interdisciplinary careers roles in cultural programs for community, government or business, arts management, art and design criticism, publishing and art therapy.

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At a glance

ATAR

- Range of criteria^
79.2 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Note:

Depending upon your Arts major you may take the Arts component at Clayton or Caulfield.

Duration: 4 years (full time) , 8 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February)
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

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

Making the application

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6349

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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.

Scholarships

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.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

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 two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

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 which will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the final year of the course.

A. History and theory studies

History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine art 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.

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