In this course you will study visual arts as part of a double degree with information technology and be part of the changing way we communicate and experience culture in the digital domain.
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.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
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 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.
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 your 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.
C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part 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 organisations and society.
Part 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.
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 Information Technology (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/2017handbooks/maps/map-f2006.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 Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Information technology 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 Visual Art degree. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology 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 Information Technology degree.