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




Architectural Design

Industrial Design

Communication Design

Fine Art

Art History and Curating

Interior Architecture

Hear from an Art and Design Alumni


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.”

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Foundation year Diploma of Art & Design
Where it leads

First year of:

  • Fine Art
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Architecture
    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



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.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Information on Monash College Diploma fees is available here.

Information on Monash College Foundation Year fees is available here.

Information on Monash College English fees is available here.

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