Art, Design and Architecture

Art, Design and Architecture

The work of artists, designers and architects is everywhere. It shapes the way we live, how we interact with things, and our visual landscape. With a degree from Monash Art, Design and Architecture, you’ll begin your journey towards a lifelong creative career where you can make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives, locally and globally.

Choose your Monash College pathway

Monash College offers two pathways into Art, Design and Architecture degrees at Monash University.

Course pathways diagram

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Foundation year Diploma of Art & Design
Where it leads

First year of:

  • Fine Art
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Architecture
    Design
    Art History and Curating

First year, first semester of:

  • Art History and Curating

First year, second semester of:

  • Fine Art
  • Architectural Design
  • Design (industrial design specialisation)

Second year of:

  • Design (communication design
    specialisation)

Note: part 1 leads to first year, first semester entry of all Art Design and Architecture degrees.

Double degrees Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites Yes, but options are limited
Monash College Campus Bourke Street, Melbourne Caulfield
Duration 12 months (standard program) 4–8 months (part 2)
Specialisation General university preparation. There are no Foundation Year subjects that directly relate to art and design. In part 2, you can choose your specialisation: fine art, architectural design, industrial design, communication design.
Units studied Complete 2 English units + 6 electives.
Choose from 13 subjects.
Complete 3 or 6 core units in part 2.
Fees A$26,500 (standard) A$26,300

Meet Tania (Indonesia)

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DIPLOMA OF ART & DESIGN
BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN (HONOURS)
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."

Rankings

51–100

In the world for Architecture and Built Environment
(QS subject rankings 2016)

51–100

In the world for Art and Design
(QS subject rankings 2016)

No. 1

In Visual Arts by the coveted Australian government ERA Report 2015 (Subject rankings)

Specialisations

Architectural Design

Industrial Design

Communication Design

Fine Art

Art History and Curating

Interior Architecture

How we teach

Brett Jones, Academic Manager, Diploma of Art and Design

BRETT JONES
ACADEMIC MANAGER
DIPLOMA OF ART & DESIGN

"Studying art, design and architecture requires total immersion: the more you put into it, the more enjoyable and rewarding it becomes. Be prepared to give it everything and you will fulfill your ambitions."

Our graduates

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KANVAR NAYER, KENYA
DIPLOMA OF ART & DESIGN
BACHELOR OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
PHD DESIGN

"Monash College really is the best and makes studying in Australia very comfortable. The diploma prepares and strengthens you and builds your confidence, you can really see the progression of quality in your work. When I finished my diploma, I knew I was ready for university."