Fine Art and Information Technology - F2006

Fine Art and Information Technology

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Use your information technology skills to push the boundaries of what is possible in artistic practice.  From innovative design tools to digital artistic expression, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the growing intersection of IT and art.

A thorough understanding of the theory, tools and techniques of information technology combines well with visual arts. Use your creative talents to shape the future of multimedia or games development, or use the theories and technical aspects of information technology to broaden your impact in the visual arts.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Visual Arts, and
  • the Bachelor of Information Technology


In Information Technology, you can major in Multimedia development or Games development.


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


You will be well placed to take advantage of the opportunities new technologies offer to the artist. For example, your technical skills within the realm of Multimedia and Games Development will be enhanced by the critical and creative thinking fostered in the Visual Arts.


The professional application of this expertise can be used in the entertainment industry, advertising, graphic design, web design, computer animation, gaming, New Media practices and installation art.


This double degree course reaches beyond the technologies currently defining the digital experience to engage with the richness of cultural production. The course reflects the interdisciplinary nature of multimedia projects, and the gaming industry, in the real world.

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At a glance

ATAR

RC Note Range of criteria 1
86.2 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer RC1

^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
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Note:

Students undertake Fine Art subjects at Caulfield and Information Technology subjects at Clayton.

Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February)
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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.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. Units 1 & 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 & 4: 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 3 in any mathematics subject 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 60% 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: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution 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.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

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 from 8 August 2016.

Each applicant's final ranking is based on a range of criteria – their interview score (where applicable), folio, and ATAR or GPA.

Folio

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.

Presentation

Please present examples of your work in a folio no bigger than A1 in size (A3 or A4 sized folios are acceptable). 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
  • Paintings
  • Photography, illustration, collage, digital works
  • Videos and animations

Journal

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.

Interview

Duration: 15-20 minutes

The interview will be as informal as possible. There is no need to rehearse - just be yourself. Demonstrate that you have the ability to commit yourself to an intensive program of study and the potential to utilise what Monash offers for your personal, intellectual, professional and artistic development.

We're looking for your enthusiasm for your chosen discipline. We hope you've begun to explore your ambitions at school and outside of the school curriculum as well. We want to see experimentation and curiosity in your attitudes and work and that you can express form and ideas through both drawing and making. We hope you have an enthusiasm for particular artists or designers.

Typically there will be two interviewers present who will direct the interview, often studying through your folio while asking you questions at the same time.

Explain your work and why you made certain decisions about how it turned out. For the Bachelor of Architectural Design you'll have an opportunity to tell us about the ideas you explored in the pre-selection activity. The interview also allows you to demonstrate your communication skills while discussing your background, enthusiasm, and motivations.

You'll have the opportunity to tell us about a product, designer, artist or architect that has inspired you, promote your achievements, awards, prizes and let us know about your interests beyond your discipline of choice.

At the end you will be asked if you have any questions. Have some prepared. Interview the interviewers. Ask questions about aspects of the degree and demonstrate you've researched Monash and the course.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F20061

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Visual arts - F20061

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7100

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

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 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 Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organizations and society.

B. Information technology listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of Information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your chosen major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.