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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art and Design

Managing facultyArt and Design
Abbreviated titleBBus/BVA
CRICOS code054195D
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr David Watson (Faculty of Business and Economics), Dr Dan Wollmering (Faculty of Art and Design)


This course will enable students with a strong discipline background in visual arts to combine their knowledge and skills with the development of a strong discipline base in business principles.


On completion of this course graduates will have achieved the following specific learning outcomes:

  • foundation knowledge in a wide range of business disciplines and a broad perspective on business
  • in depth knowledge and analytical abilities in relation to the chosen major specialisation
  • a sound knowledge of the theories and practices associated with being a professional in the domain of visual arts
  • understanding of the relationship between the knowledge domains involved in visual arts and business
  • capacity to access, evaluate and incorporate research findings into their work
  • ability to be reflective and critical, incorporate aesthetic sensibilities and develop creative and physical skills
  • capacity to understand and respond positively to the challenges of a changing society
  • capacity to be open to informal and formal collaboration with colleagues
  • ability to communicate effectively in a variety of media to a range of audiences
  • ability to be self-reliant professionals able to work in a range of roles as an employee, team member, contractor or self-employed practitioner
  • skills in communication and interpersonal behaviour, especially as they pertain to the business environment
  • capacity to synthesise and apply knowledge from a number of disciplines when analysing specific problems
  • appreciation of the diverse modes of human experience and expression and cultural and linguistic diversity
  • critical awareness of how their own background shapes their approach to the visual arts
  • understanding of and commitment to the highest professional standards
  • intellectual and cultural curiosity as a preparation for lifelong learning and a foundation on which further advanced studies can be undertaken.

Refer also to for the Bachelor of Business course objectives.

Professional recognition

This double degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • Risk Management Institute of Australasia
  • The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found at:


Areas of study

Students must complete a major specialisation from a list of approved majors taught by the Faculty of Business and Economics. Detailed information can be found at

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • economics
  • econometrics
  • human resource management
  • business law
  • management
  • marketing.

For details of the units required for major specialisations, refer to the Bachelor of Business entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of this handbook.

Other studies may be drawn from any of the disciplines taught on the Caulfield campus by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Students must also complete a major study in one of the disciplines taught by the Faculty of Art and Design together with a breadth of studies provided through complementary and other units in studio and theory from which approved individual study programs can be formed.


The degree requirements are:

(a.) Students must complete 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points)

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year level

(iii.) additional units taken in the Bachelor of Business, Caulfield campus, to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional degree requirements for the Bachelor of Business:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

(b.) Students must complete 15 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Art and Design as follows:

(i.) six compulsory units (36 points):

(ii.) completion of a compulsory OHS unit (0 points):

  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety

(iii.) completion of one visual arts studio (36 points)

(iv.) completion of two units of theory (12 points) at either second or third-year level (units with the prefix TAD)

(v.) completion of two units (12 points) of complementary study chosen from either theory or studio disciplines.

Additional degree requirements for the Bachelor of Visual Arts:

  • a maximum of six units (36 points) of first-year-level units
  • a minimum of four units (24 points) of third-year-level units.

Visual arts studios


  • GLS2213 Glass practice and theory 3A
  • GLS2214 Glass practice and theory 4A
  • GLS3215 Glass practice and theory 5
  • GLS3216 Glass practice and theory 6

Interdisciplinary design

  • DGN2003 Interdisciplinary design studio 3
  • DGN2004 Interdisciplinary design studio 4
  • DGN3105 Interdisciplinary design studio 5
  • DGN3106 Interdisciplinary design studio 6

Metals and jewellery

  • JWL2313 Metals and jewellery practice and theory 3A
  • JWL2314 Metals and jewellery practice and theory 4A
  • JWL3315 Metals and jewellery practice and theory 5
  • JWL3316 Metals and jewellery practice and theory 6


  • PTG2513 Painting practice and theory 3A
  • PTG2514 Painting practice and theory 4A
  • PTG3515 Painting practice and theory 5
  • PTG3516 Painting practice and theory 6


  • PRM2413 Printmedia practice and theory 3A
  • PRM2414 Printmedia practice and theory 4A
  • PRM3415 Printmedia practice and theory 5
  • PRM3416 Printmedia practice and theory 6


  • SCU2613 Sculpture practice and theory 3A
  • SCU2614 Sculpture practice and theory 4A
  • SCU3615 Sculpture practice and theory 5
  • SCU3616 Sculpture practice and theory 6


Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Visual Arts