This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
|Managing faculty||Art, Design and Architecture|
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Gippsland)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2124|
This course* offers a broad education in the visual arts. Graduates may practise professionally in one or more art media, or may become involved in art gallery activities, cultural programs, art education, or a range of art and design industry activities.
The visual arts are concerned with the range of activities of the fine arts and design, as well as painting, printmedia and sculpture, in addition to the theoretical and cultural aspects of art and design. The course comprises a choice of major disciplines in art, together with complementary studies, and a choice of elective units which, taken together, enable students to form individual study programs.
* This course was formerly titled Bachelor of Visual Arts (and offered at Gippsland). Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Arts (at Gippsland) should observe the requirements of the Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts and consult the Handbook edition appropriate to their year level of commencement. Archived Handbooks are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
The degree structure is given depth by a sequence of units which form a major study taken over three years. It is given breadth by complementary and other units in studio and theory from which individual study programs can be formed.
(a.) First-year study program
The first year of the course has a common structure for all students that provides a sound introduction to both theory and practice in the context of the visual arts and assists the student to make an informed choice of a major study. Elective units are chosen after consultation with the studio coordinator.
(b.) Second and third year study program
In consultation with the course coordinator, students undertake the major study area, together with supporting units.
(c.) Major study (second and third years)
Students choose one of visual arts studio or digital media and complete 48 points at levels two and three. Added to the 12 points obtained in year one, this provides a core major of 60 points.
(d.) Elective units
Elective units are selected by students in consultation with the course coordinator. They will generally be taken from those within the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. However, units elsewhere in the University are also available.
(e.) Professional practice
All students take one professional practice unit at third-year level.
(f.) Occupational health and safety (0 points)
A compulsory health and safety unit which deals with issues relevant to art and design.
All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
The actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, the timing of study, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.