Share your artistic passion and creativity with children and young people in this double degree course combining visual arts with education.
The course is available for either primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary education students will prepare as specialist teachers of art, while primary education students will be prepared to teach across the school curriculum but with specialist expertise in art.
You will investigate the broader function of the visual arts in society today, learn from active visual-art practitioners and develop your own skills and creativity as you rotate through a range of workshops including painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
Education study complements this with the knowledge and skills of how young people learn and are taught both generally and within the visual arts. Taken together they open up a wide range of career opportunities.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through the four themes of education studies, curriculum studies, discipline studies and professional studies. The nature and proportion of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.
Part A. Education studies
These studies provide the theoretical foundations of education that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings. You will study contemporary theories of child or adolescent development, focusing on the age range relevant to your specialisation. You will also study sociology, psychology, diversity and inclusion, the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, and develop an understanding of the relationship between education and society at local, national and global levels. These studies emphasise educational inquiry and will ensure that your teaching is informed by current research and practice. You will acquire the foundation to move into leadership roles as your career progresses.
Part B. Curriculum studies
These studies develop the knowledge and skills you will need to become a skilled and effective educator who is able to draw on an ever-growing and flexible repertoire of strategies to suit particular children, educational contexts and learning outcomes. You will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs. You will also develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation, deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practices related to the subjects you will be teaching.
Part C. Discipline studies
These studies will develop your content knowledge in the subjects you will be teaching in schools or other education settings. Through a focused sequence of study, you will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas or in foundational disciplines such as English and literacy or mathematics and numeracy. In the double degree course, your discipline studies are taken within the partner degree course. The disciplines available depend upon your specialisation.
Part D. Professional studies
These studies will provide you with an understanding of professional identity and leadership as well as professional experience through the completion of supervised placement in settings relevant to your teaching specialisation. Professional experience connects the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. The number of days of professional experience required for professional registration will depend upon your specialisation. You will also undertake research units to develop your understanding of research principles and methods and the skills and capacities to design and conduct research with some independence.
F2003 Bachelor of Fine Art is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice. In the visual arts specialisations these will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.
Part A. History and theory studies
History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine arts issues and provide the research methods relevant to your studio or workshop practice. They will enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, as well as reference to bodies of knowledge relevant to cultural production, you will begin to situate the place of fine art in society.
Part B. Drawing foundation
This will assist you to develop the perceptual, practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.
Part C. Fine art knowledge and practice
Through this component of the course you will develop key skills and concepts particular to your visual arts specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within visual arts and related fields. Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. You will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.
Students must complete 204 points, of which 108 points are from the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and D) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Fine Art (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-d3006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either or both 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, including a minimum of 96 credit points of education studies and a minimum of 48 credit points at level 3 or higher. Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.
- Bachelor of Visual Arts after successful completion of 144 credit points of study, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the specialisation.
- both awards after successful completion of 192 credit points of study, including the requirements for each award listed above.
Note: Students cannot exit with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education.