Fine Art and Business - F2007

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.

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At a glance

ATAR

- Range of criteria^
94.4 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
Duration: 4 years (full time) , 8 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February)
2016 course requirements

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Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

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Entry Requirements

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

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Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7700

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 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.

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.

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

A. Business specified study

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.

B. Business listed 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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