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.

Pathway diagram Art Design Architecture

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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:

  • Communication Design
  • Spatial Design
Double degrees Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites No double degree options available
Monash College Campus

Docklands

Docklands

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, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Spatial Design

Units studied Complete 2 English units + 6 electives.
Choose from 13 subjects.
Complete 3 or 6 core units in part 2.
20121 Fees A$29,000 (standard) A$28,490

Hear from an Art and Design Alumni

REGINE ROCERO, AUSTRALIA
DIPLOMA OF ART & DESIGN
BACHELOR OF DESIGN
FREELANCE DESIGNER

"Monash College gave me confidence in my work and myself, as well as all the theoretical knowledge and components you acquire throughout your learning. Monash presented me with many opportunities to discover my strengths and explore different pathways into my career.”

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."

Your career options

Attaining a Monash University Art and Design degree can lead you to a career in:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Animation
  • Digital design
  • Graphic design
  • Interior architecture
  • Product design
  • Transport design
  • Visual arts