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Study Art and Design in Australia

Monash College is owned and operated by Monash University. The College delivers specialist study opportunities not found in foundation year or secondary school, and it provides you with guaranteed entry into one of Australia's finest universities.

Monash College prepares you for undergraduate study in art, design, business, commerce, engineering, or information technology at Monash University. The College offers two-part diploma pathways from senior school to second year of selected Monash University degrees.

Monash College is one of the three pathways to Monash University. The other two are Monash University English Language Centre (MUELC) and Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY).

Monash University

Monash University is known and respected throughout the world for innovation, excellence and an international focus in its teaching and research. Eight campuses provide a dynamic and progressive environment in which to learn and grow.

As Australia's largest university, Monash educates more than 48,000 students each year. Of these, more than 12,000 are international students enrolled in Australian campuses and offshore programs. They come from 100 countries speaking more than 90 languages, making Monash a vibrant, multicultural study environment.

Monash University is a member of the Group of Eight, Australia's leading universities recognized for their excellence in research, scholarship and teaching. This means, if you decide to pursue further postgraduate study or an academic career in research at the end of your studies, you will be seen as a graduate of a highly respected institution.

Monash College offers:  

  • Guaranteed entry into selected Monash University degrees
  • Alternative entry to Monash University if you narrowly miss the academic requirements for direct entry
  • Bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the education levels accepted by Monash University
  • Focused study relevant to your preferred degree
  • Can accelerate your tertiary education with intakes timed to follow international secondary programs
  • Combines Year 12 and first year university in a single course
  • Combines intimate learning environment of secondary school with a real university experience
Monash College combines the best features of secondary school and university. Small classes and an intimate study environment allow for interactive, personal learning. But unlike secondary school, Monash College students experience life on a real university campus. College students have access to Monash University facilities, libraries, IT equipment, clubs and services.

  Diploma of Art and Design studies

The Diploma of Art and Design Studies is offered in two parts and prepares for entry into either first or second year of selected Monash University art and design degrees

Part 1 is equivalent to Australian Year 12 or a foundation year program

Part 2is equivalent to first year of an undergraduate degree

Units cover topics such as:

  • basic design skills
  • visual arts
  • introduction to graphic communication
  • drawing
  • art and design theory
  • organisation communication
  • digital imaging
  • photomedia
  • typography
  • multimedia and more
There are two exit points from the Diploma of Art and Design Studies. The degrees available at each exit point are different and depend on your results in the Monash College Diploma.

To find out more about Monash College, visit:

Monash College

International Centre

Building 73

Monash University

Clayton  3800.





+61 3 9627 4852


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