Diploma of Art and Design

Our Diploma of Art & Design prepares you for a degree in fine art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Spatial Design and Collaborative Design at Monash University. After successfully completing a Monash College Diploma meeting the subject prerequisites and achieving the required destination degree score, you’ll have guaranteed entry* into first or second year at Monash University.

*Only applicable to international students.

Student drawing still life

How the program works

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

  • Communication Design/Industrial Design/Spatial Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Architectural Design

In part 1, you’ll develop the requisite skills in art and design principles, theory and production. In part 2, you choose your area of specialisation and study the same units as first-year University students.

Assessments

  • essays
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • research papers
  • a final exam

Course information

Destination 1st or 2nd year art, design and architecture at Monash University
AQF LevelLevel 5
Campus Caulfield
Mode of studyOn campus
Duration Part 1: 8 months
Part 2: 4 or 8 months
depending on stream
Intakes
  • Communication Design (both Semesters)
  • Fine Arts (Semester 2- July only)
  • Spatial Design (both Semesters)
  • Architecture (Semester 2- July only)
  • Industrial Design (Both Semesters)
Study areaFine art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Spatial Design 
Contact hours 5–10 hours per unit per week
Prerequisites

A folio of creative work is a prerequisite for Part 2 of the Fine Arts Stream only. If you do not have a folio you may be offered a place in part 1.

What it costs See our dates and fees page for details.
CRICOS Course Code045084G

Extra Requirements:

To enter directly into part 2 of the Fine Arts stream, you will need a folio of creative work. If you do not have a folio you may be offered a place in part 1.

The Deadline date for folio submission is Friday 6 December 2019

You must include in your folio:

  • traditional academic drawing – life and still-life drawing
  • creative drawing – idea sketching, experiments in different drawing media.

Some suggested examples of work:

  • three-dimensional concept drawing, i.e. industrial design or architectural concepts
  • model making, i.e. architecture  or product models
  • graphic and typographic design, i.e. posters, invitations, letterheads, branding or brochures
  • sculpture or ceramics
  • painting
  • printmaking
  • photography
  • digital illustration or renderings
  • animations/multimedia/website design.

Work is assessed according to:

  • intended area of study (faculty degree)
  • drawing ability (both academic and creative)
  • uniqueness
  • originality
  • sophistication of ideas and concepts
  • experimentation
  • technical skills
  • sensitivity to media.

Submit your folio

Include at least three examples of your work. Present your work as a PDF (one combined file, maximum 5MB) or a PowerPoint slide show (maximum 15 slides). Submit your folio as a DVD, USB, or email mcdocuments@monash.edu

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
MCD1310 Drawing B
MCD1320 Art and Design Theory B
MCD1290 Basic Design Studio B
MCD1300 Visual Arts Studio B

Download the Diploma of Art and Design unit guide (PDF, 1.02 MB)

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester 2: 4 months
MCD5140 Communication Design Studio 1
MCD5020 Art and Design Theory C
MCD5040 Drawing C
MCD5120 Intro Art and Design Health and Safety (non-credit point unit)
MCD5150 Communication/Industrial/Spatial Design Studio 2
MCD5160 Art and Design Theory D
Choose one elective:
- Illustration
- Architecture Communications
- Product Drawing
After you complete part 2, you can enter second year of design at Monash University with 8 units credit.
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.*
*Part 2 Fine Art and Architecture are only offered for entry into Trimester 1 (February)
Trimester 1: 4 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 industrial design at Monash University with 4 units credit.*
*Part 2 Fine Art and Architecture are only offered for entry into Trimester 1 (February)
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.*
*Part 2 Fine Art, Industrial Design and Architecture/Interior Architecture streams are only offered for entry into Trimester 1 (February)

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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