Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Business - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

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 Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

F2007

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BFA/BBus

CRICOS code

085537G

Managing faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Partner faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Award

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This double degree course 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.

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.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Fine art

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 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.

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 the visual arts 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 visual arts will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.

Business

B2000 Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part 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.

Part 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.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Fine Art (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Business (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-f2007.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.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Business after three years, depending on the units studied.

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 Part A, B, and C for the Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business 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 Business degree.