Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

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Course code3112
Managing facultyArt, Design and Architecture
Abbreviated titleBMMDes(Hons)
CRICOS code067949D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT

Full-time study only

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Trinh Vu


  • 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 multimedia design or multimedia design research and provides students with the opportunity to intensively study an area of specialisation of their own choice.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand, apply and evaluate relevant research concepts, strategies and methods, and apply them in the field of multi-disciplinary design practice
  • draw on advanced understanding of contemporary practices locally and globally to contribute to multi-disciplinary design practice with a high degree of professional autonomy
  • develop and communicate design proposals and concepts, incorporating innovation and advanced understanding in relevant areas with a high degree of aesthetic and theoretical resolution
  • interpret, represent and respond to diverse modes of human experience, expression and linguistic diversity including the socio-economic and cultural contexts of multi-disciplinary design practice and the ethical responsibilities of the profession
  • independently develop design strategies, form concepts, refine, detail and communicate design proposals, exercising imagination and innovation in the development of ideas relating to multimedia communication and new media arts.


This course consists of:

(a.) multimedia and digital arts studio projects (30 points)

(b.) one of the following strands:

  • preparation for a higher degree (12 points):
  • professional practice (12 points):

(c.) elective (6 points)

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


All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

Semester one

  • AHT4503 Advanced art theory* or TAD4523 Design research methods and seminar**
  • MMD4107 Major project (multimedia and digital arts) part 1 (12 points)
  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points) - if required
  • elective

Relevant electives can be identified, in consultation with the honours coordinator, using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the Handbook.

Semester two

  • AHT4504 Art theory research seminar* or PPR4102 Professional practice and business planning for design**
  • MMD4108 Major project (multimedia and digital arts) part 2 (18 points)

* Higher degree strand unit.

** Professional practice strand unit.


Honours degree of Bachelor of Multimedia and Digital Arts
The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Multimedia Design

The actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, the timing of study, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.