Undergraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Art, Design and Architecture.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Art, Design and Architecture
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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 a specialisation in the visual arts with your choice of 40 majors and minors from our arts degree 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.
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.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part 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.
Part 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.
F2003 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 visual arts specialisation, 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.
Part 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.
Part 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.
Part C. Fine art knowledge and practice
Through this component of the course you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your visual arts specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within visual arts and related fields. Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. In visual arts students will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Arts (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Fine Art in the specialisation of visual arts (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-a2005.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Visual Arts after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Visual Arts prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree.