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 titleBVA(Hons)
CRICOS code067950M
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Caulfield: Telephone +61 3 9903 1517; email

Gippsland: Telephone +61 3 9902 6261; email

Course coordinator

Dr Daniel Palmer (Caulfield); Mr Rodney Forbes (Gippsland)


  • 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 visual arts and provides students with the opportunity to intensively study areas of their own choice.


Students who complete the honours degree of the Bachelor of Visual Arts will, in addition to having met the objectives of the pass degree, have acquired a capacity for advanced work in an area of the visual arts, together with a critical understanding of visual arts theory and practice. Graduates of the honours degree also acquire a capacity to undertake research in the visual arts.


The course consists of the following:

(a.) visual arts 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

  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points) - if required
  • TAD4503 Advanced art theory
  • VIS4001 Project studies (visual arts honours) (12 points)
  • elective

Second semester

  • TAD4504 Research seminar in art and design
  • VIS4002 Major project (visual arts honours) (18 points)


The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Visual Arts