This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Partner faculty||Art, Design and Architecture|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3779|
Faculty of Arts: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture: http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/contact/
The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression.
Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.
To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions.
Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.
Visual arts studies offered by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture in the studio practice and theory areas are chosen from visual practices, or art history and theory.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of the arts component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Upon successful completion of the visual arts component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 96 points in the visual arts component.
For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.
Students must complete:
(a.) an arts major (48 points)
(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)
(c.) additional arts elective units to make up a total of 96 points
By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).
Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the code ATS and numbers 1-3.
All units are six points unless otherwise indicated.
Students must complete:
(a.) five core first-year art and design units (36 points):
(b.) two art history and theory units (12 points):
(c.) units in a major studio at second and third-year levels chosen as outlined in one of the streams below (48 points)
Students must complete one of the following streams. Note: those units with an asterisk (*) will already have been completed as part of the core elements of this course.
Relevant units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the Handbook and the:
The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.
Students cannot graduate from either single degree until they have satisfied the requirements for that award and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points in the relevant component.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Visual Arts