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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleBFA(Hons)
CRICOS code067729E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Kit Wise


This course offers a program of education in the discipline and practice of fine art and provides students with the opportunity to intensively study an area of specialisation of their own choice.


Students who complete the honours degree of the Bachelor of Fine Art will, in addition to having met the objectives of the pass degree, have acquired:

  • the capability to practice at a professional level in their studio medium
  • an understanding of research issues and concepts and their application in the fine arts
  • an advanced understanding of the discipline of the fine arts and the ability to position their studio practice critically within it.


The course consists of the following:

(a.) fine art studio projects (30 points)

(b.) honours-level research studies (12 points)

(c.) elective (6 points)

(d.) occupational health and safety unit (0 points), if not previously passed or exempted.


First semester

  • FNA4001 Project studies (fine art honours) (12 points)
  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points) - if required
  • TAD4503 Advanced art theory (6 points)
  • elective (6 points)

Second semester

  • FNA4002 Major project (fine art honours) (18 points)
  • TAD4504 Research seminar in art and design (6 points)


The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art