Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies


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


Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry at

This course is intended for students with a strong interest in research who wish to give their study a clear Australian focus. The degree familiarises students with the major theoretical areas in Australian art and with a significant area of Australian art history through their research. The research emphasis can cover areas of painting, sculpture, architecture, urbanism and urban imagery, photography, performance and art in multimedia, film or television.


Students complete 24 points at fifth-year level from:

  • APG5279 Historical film theory and criticism
  • APG5280 Contemporary film theory and criticism
  • APG5693 Visual culture internship
  • APG5694 Australian postmodernism
  • VAM5010 Visual culture and its theories
  • VAM5021 Beyond the museum: Institutions and insurrections
Course coordinator

Dr Leigh Astbury

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.