This double degree course has been developed in response to the demand for arts administrators, artists and designers with first-class business skills.
You can expect to develop knowledge of the major business disciplines, together with theories and practices associated with a career in the visual arts. You will gain an understanding of their relationship, and have the business skills to support your creative endeavours.
Combining the cultural awareness fostered in the visual arts alongside business skills will allow you to creatively engage with management, marketing, accounting or international business. It will also offer greater insight into the production and professional presentation of artwork.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
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 specialisation, 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 the visual arts specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within fine art and related fields.
Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. Students specialising in visual arts will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.
B2000 Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Business specified study
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
Part B. Business listed major
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Fine Art (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Business (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-f2007.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 be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Business after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Visual Arts prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, and C for the Bachelor of Fine Art degree. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Business prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Business degree.