Art and Design

Our Diploma of Art & Design prepares you for a degree in fine art, architecture, interior architecture, or communication design at Monash University. After successfully completing a Monash College diploma and achieving the required destination degree score, you will have guaranteed entry into first or second year at Monash University.

There are four streams to choose from, depending on what degree you’d like to study at university.

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How the program works

Our diplomas are in two parts, part 1 and part 2. The entry requirements in part 2 are higher. You’ll develop your skills in art and design principles, theory and production, and create the folio you need to enter Monash University.
In part 2, you’ll study the same subjects as first year university students and develop your specialist knowledge of your chosen stream. Assessments include essays, in-class exams, projects and presentations.

Course information

Destination 1st or 2nd year art, design and architecture at Monash University
Campus Caulfield
Duration Part 1: 8 months
Part 2: 4 or 8 months
depending on stream
Intakes February, June and October
Study area Specialist: fine art, architecture/interior architecture, industrial design or communication design
Contact hours 5–10 hours per unit per week
Prerequisites English and a folio of creative work for entry into part 2
What it costs

Tuition fees
Part 1 $23,900
Part 2 $26,300

Indicative non-tuition costs
* These costs provide a general indication of what additional fees apply to your course.

  1. Art materials kit containing the main art and design materials required for the course ($620.00)
  2. Prescribed text books as indicated in the unit outline ($70-200 each)
  3. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Students are required to bring their own device (laptop or tablet) with operating system in English for all courses (cost of device varies)
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Meet Titania Andiani Rosari (Tania)

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INDONESIA
DIPLOMA OF ART & DESIGN
BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN
E-LEARNING RESOURCE DESIGNER, MONASH COLLEGE

"During my degree I developed materials and edited videos for the University. Because of these experiences, I am now working at Monash College! Studying at Monash College helped to make the transition to university much easier. The teachers were always so helpful."

Course structure and units

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester 2: 4 months
MCD1270 Drawing A
MCD1280 Art and Design Theory A
MCD1330 Basic Design Studio A
MCD1340 Visual Arts Studio A
MCD1290 Basic Design Studio B
MCD1310 Drawing B
MCD1320 Art and Design Theory B
MCD1300 Visual Arts Studio B
After you complete part 1, you can enter first year (first semester) of design, architectural design, interior architecture, or fine art (you must achieve a 75% average) or art history and curating (you must achieve a 80% average) at Monash University.

Download the Diploma of Art and Design Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester 2: 4 months
MCD5140 Communication Design Studio 1
MCD5040 Drawing C
MCD5020 Art and Design Theory C
MCD5120 Intro Art and Design Health and Safety (non-credit point unit)
MCD5150 Communication Design Studio 2
MCD5160 Art and Design Theory D
MCD5170 Illustration
After you complete part 2, you can enter second year of design at Monash University with 8 units credit.

Download the Diploma of Art and Design Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Trimester 1: 4 months
MCD5200 Fine Art Studio 1
MCD5040 Drawing C
MCD5020 Art and Design Theory C
MCD5120 Intro Art and Design Health and Safety (non-credit point unit)
After you complete trimester 1, you can enter first year, semester two of fine art at Monash University with 4 units credit.

Download the Diploma of Art and Design Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Trimester 1: 4 months
MCD5180 Industrial Design Studio 1
MCD5020 Art and Design Theory C
MCD5040 Drawing C
MCD5120 Intro Art and Design Health and Safety (non-credit point unit)
After you complete trimester 1, you can enter first year of industrial design at Monash University with 4 units credit.

Download the Diploma of Art and Design Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Trimester 1: Four months
MCD5130 Architecture Studio
MCD5190 Architecture Communication 1
MCD5020 Art and Design Theory C
MCD5120 Intro Art and Design Health and Safety (non-credit point unit)
After you complete trimester 1, you can enter first year of architectural design or interior architecture at Monash University with 4 units credit.

Download the Diploma of Art and Design Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

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What careers can a Diploma of Art & Design lead you to?

Visual arts
Architecture
Product design
Digital design
Animation
Graphic design
Interior architecture