Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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

Managing facultyArt, Design and Architecture
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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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

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


All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

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
  • elective

Second semester

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


The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art