Monash University

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 Education.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course codeD3006
Managing facultyEducation
Partner facultyArt, Design and Architecture
Abbreviated titleBEd(Hons)/BVA
CRICOS code082368M
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT

Full-time study only. Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in 4 years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third year. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

This course requires students to undertake off-campus professional experience. All education studies are undertaken at Clayton campus; all visual arts studies are undertaken at Caulfield campus.

Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

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


Students must complete 108 points from the Faculty of Education and 96 points from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture as outlined below.

Refer to course mapscourse maps ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Education component

For the requirements of the education component of this degree refer to D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) course entry and the Primary education specialisationPrimary education specialisation ( and the Secondary education specialisationSecondary education specialisation (

Visual arts component

All units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Students must complete:

(a.) five core first-year art and design units (36 points):

  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in art, design and architecture
  • AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-gardes
  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points)
  • VPR1001 Visual practices 1 (12 points)
  • VPR1002 Visual practices 2 (12 points)

(b.) two art history and theory units (12 points):

  • AHT2102 International art 1945-2000
  • one other 6-point second-year art history and theory unit

(c.) units in a major studio at second and third-year levels chosen as outlined in one of the streams below (48 points):

Major studio streams

Students must complete one of the following streams. Note: those units with an asterisk (*) will already have been completed as core units in this course.

Visual practices
  • VPR1001 Visual practices 1 (12 points)*
  • VPR1002 Visual practices 2 (12 points)*
  • VPR2001 Visual practices 3 (12 points)
  • VPR2002 Visual practices 4 (12 points)
  • VPR3001 Visual practices 5 (12 points)
  • VPR3002 Visual practices 6 (12 points)
Art history and theory
  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in art, design and architecture*
  • AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-gardes*
  • AHT2102 International art 1945-2000*
  • an additional 36 credit points of art history and theory units (units with a prefix of AHT) taken from either second or third year
  • 12 credit points of complementary studio units offered by the Department of Fine Art

Relevant units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the Handbook and the:

The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code. Undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1, 2 and 3.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies* after successful completion of 144 credit points of study (a minimum of 48 credit points must be at level 3 or higher)
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts after successful completion of 144 credit points of study.

* Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.


Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education
Bachelor of Visual Arts

The actual education award conferred depends on the education specialisation completed.