Your life at Monash                                          2
     Get career ready                                             3
     Learning abroad                                              4
     Bachelor of Arts                                             6
     Bachelor of Arts double degrees                              8
     Diploma of Languages/
     Diploma of Liberal Arts                                      9
     Bachelor’s/Master’s program                                  10
     Bachelor of Criminology                                      12
     Bachelor of Global Studies                                   14
     Bachelor of Media Communication                              16
     Bachelor of Music                                            18
     Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy
     and Economics                                            20
     Areas of study                                           22
     Areas of study descriptions                              23
     Pathways into Monash Arts                                35
     Academic prerequisites                                   36
     Domestic student
     entry requirements                                       36
     International student
     entry requirements                                       38
     How to apply                                             40

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I chose Monash Arts because I wanted
to explore the beginnings of civilisation.
As we start living in a more globalised
world, we’re not thinking about
microcosms anymore. I don’t think of it
as studying Ancient Egypt specifically,
but human society more broadly.”
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
WHY STUDY                                                                                             TOP 1% IN THE WORLD

                                                                                                      We’re ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities
                                                                                                      worldwide for humanities and social sciences.

If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures and                                       UNIQUE OVERSEAS
places in an environment where you’ll be inspired, supported                                          STUDY EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                      We provide overseas study and international
and challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be.                                                  immersion experiences for more students than
                                                                                                      any other university in Australia. See page 4.
We consistently rank in the top 1 per cent of      You can complete a comprehensive degree
universities worldwide for humanities and social   with the Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to
sciences, so you’ll be graduating from a course    tailor your course to suit your own needs and
recognised by employers as being exceptional.      interests as they develop. The outcome will
                                                   be a degree that’s unique to you.
You’ll be learning from leading experts who
are helping to solve some of the world’s           Or you can select one of our specialist degrees,
most pressing issues, from border control to
international development. And while they may
                                                   choosing from the Bachelor of Criminology,
                                                   Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of
                                                                                                      INTERNSHIPS AND
have international reputations, our academics      Media Communication, Bachelor of Music or          INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
are renowned for being approachable, friendly      Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.    All of our courses offer internship experiences
and keen for you to succeed.                                                                          either in Australia or overseas. Build your
                                                   Along the way you’ll shape your own future
                                                                                                      networks and unlock a world of career
Flexibility and choice are also reasons students   as you explore experiences such as studying
                                                                                                      opportunities. See page 3.
tell us they prefer Monash Arts. Flexible          overseas, internships, field trips, double
course structures mean you can make the            degrees, 40 areas of study, and leadership,
most of the amazing opportunities on offer.        career and volunteering programs.

                                                                                                      DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONS
Comprehensive degree                               Areas of study
                                                                                                      You’re spoilt for choice with more than 40
In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelor        An ‘area of study’ is a field of knowledge
                                                                                                      double degree combinations to select from.
of Arts. A comprehensive degree gives you          – for example, literary studies or sociology.
the choice and flexibility to select your units    Areas of study are sometimes called
(subjects), and requires you to complete 24        ‘disciplines’ See pages 23–34.
units, including specific requirements such as
completing an Arts major and an Arts minor.        Major
                                                   A major is eight units from the same area of
Specialist degree                                  study. In the Bachelor of Arts you can choose
In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelor        to study one or two majors, and you don’t have
of Criminology, Bachelor of Global Studies,        to decide on your major straight away.             BACHELOR’S/
Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelor                                                             MASTER’S PROGRAM
of Music, and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy     Minor
                                                                                                      Plan ahead and graduate with a bachelor’s and
and Economics. You need to complete 24 units,      A minor is four units from the same area
                                                                                                      a master’s degree in four years. See page 10.
including specific requirements such as            of study.
completing a specialisation. In a specialist
degree, you start studying your chosen area        Specialisation
of study straight away.                            An Arts specialisation consists of 10–12
                                                   units and is a requirement of any of the
Units                                              specialist degrees.
Sometimes called a subject, units are usually
worth six credit points. You need to complete      Elective                                           BE SUPPORTED
144 credit points in a three-year degree. Some     There are eight units of free electives in your    There are many ways to engage with university
second-year and third-year units are worth         Arts course which can be taken from Arts,          life and be supported. Our Peers, Ambassadors,
12 credit points, and are counted as two units     Business, IT or Science.                           Leaders (PAL) and First in Family (FIF) programs
– these units have a higher workload.                                                                 are just two examples of how we support you.
                                                                                                      See page 2.

    A world of opportunity.
    University life is the start of an adventure, and with Monash Arts you’ll be
    inspired by the people you meet, the discoveries you make and the places
    you can go. Find out more:

                 CLUBS                                                  CULTURE                                   MONASH
              AND SOCIETIES                                            ON CAMPUS                                   SPORT
    With over 100 groups to choose from,                        Feel the vibe with live music              Flex at our sporting centres
       you’ll be sure to find your tribe.                   performances, amazing food options                 and swimming pool.
                                                                 and student club activities.

             STUDY IN STYLE                                             EASY RIDER                             WORK IT OUT
         Late night hours in our stunning                      Our intercampus shuttle makes          Get a foot in the door and figure out
        libraries make studying a breeze.                          getting to class simple.            your dream career path by taking
                                                                                                     advantage of Work Integrated Learning
                                                                                                                and internships.

             FIRST IN FAMILY                                              BE A PAL                        BUILD YOUR BRAND
         Being a trailblazer can be scary.                  Our Peers, Ambassadors, Leaders          Kickstart your career through getting a
     If you’re the first person in your family               program (PAL) offers support and        byline in respected student publications
        to go to uni, we’ll support you with               networking opportunities for students      like Mojo, Lot’s Wife and Esperanto.
         academic mentoring and get you                     while building skills in peer support,
         connected through social events.                  mentoring, teamwork and leadership.

GET CAREER                                                                     INTERNSHIPS
READY                                                                          Work in an organisation as part of your
                                                                               studies and get credit towards your course.
The future of work is human
By studying humanities, social sciences or the performing arts,                You could be working with a member of state parliament, building
you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers,        a school in a developing nation, working behind the scenes at a
including agility, lateral thinking and improvisation; skills that surpass     television station, or as a researcher with a non-profit organisation.
automation and are relevant to all careers.                                    The opportunities are endless.

Written and verbal communication                                               Advantages of doing an internship
You’ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to express       • You’ll gain valuable work experience that counts towards your degree.
your ideas clearly, form an opinion, argue persuasively and think logically.   • Apply what you’re learning in class to a real‑world context.
You can even take electives in Academic and Professional Writing to            • Gain valuable networking opportunities – you’ll link up with people who
increase your skills in language, writing and independent learning and             can give you advice and introduce you to groups and networks.
further your understanding of professional communication.                      • Do an internship overseas and build your intercultural skills at the
                                                                                   same time.
Problem-solving and critical thinking
You’ll learn how to evaluate complex information, analyse                      Places where our students have interned
the causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions.                     •   Global Poverty Project in New York
                                                                               •   The State Museum of Majdanek in Poland
Research and interdisciplinary thinking                                        •   Mango Communications
You’ll become a productive researcher, synthesising information                •   Live Performance Australia
from different resources in order to answer complicated questions.             •   Channel 7
You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse problems from several              •   Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
different perspectives and arrive at a solution through recognising            •   Ernst & Young
how each of the alternative approaches influences the others.
                                                                               •   Oxfam
Leadership                                                                     •   Australian Embassy in Rome
Decision-making, time management and goal-setting are qualities                •   Melbourne Writers Festival
you’ll develop during your course.                                             •   American Chamber of Commerce
                                                                               •   Korean Consulate-General
Career options                                                                 •   Penang House of Music in Malaysia
Our graduates go into as many career paths as there are majors.                •   Creative Innovation Global
For example, there are linguists helping to improve the quality of life        •   Melbourne Festival.
for the hearing impaired; social entrepreneurs helping people live more
                                                                               Discover more at
sustainably; and criminologists working on policy change in criminal
justice. For more information about career options, see our areas of
study section on pages 23–34.

                                                                              WHERE CAN I GO?
                                                                              Arts study tours

                                                                              Programs vary in length from two to four weeks. They’re
                                                                              taught intensively so you can complete a full unit in that time.
                                                                              Another bonus is that they run between semesters, which
                                                                              means you can continue to travel after completing your
                                                                              program and you could finish your degree sooner.
                                                                              Some examples of what you could do include:
    Amazing experiences beyond the classroom.                                 • creating journalism stories while joining the
                                                                                Engineers Without Borders study tour of Cambodia
    Monash Arts has the most extensive overseas study opportunities           • undertaking archaeological fieldwork and excavation
    of any university in Australia. Whether you go for two weeks or             in Italy
    two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests, curiosities      • jamming with jazz masters in New York
    and study needs.                                                          • engaging with cultural identities while considering
    We have partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide,             the key challenges they face in Cuba today
    a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia. And if you’re   • mastering Mandarin in China
    a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies student, you’ll have     • comparing crime and social control in the USA or Asia
    access to our groundbreaking Global Immersion Guarantee.                  • unravelling genocide in Europe.

                                                                              Arts Semester in Prato
    STUDYING OVERSEAS GIVES YOU AN EDGE                                       Make the Monash Prato Centre your European study base.
    Research shows that students with international study experience:         Close to Florence in the picturesque landscape of Tuscany, the
    • have better grades throughout their degree                              Monash Prato Centre is located in the beautiful 18th-century
    • are more employable once they graduate                                  Palazzo Vaj right in the centre of Prato.
    • earn more throughout their career.
                                                                              The program is flexible, immersive and enriching. Divided into
    You’ll expand your worldview through experiencing different cultures      three-by-four-week intensive blocks, you can study for the
    and ways of doing things. You’ll build your self-confidence, and be       full 12 weeks or take the option of including some travel time
    more adaptable and independent. You’ll also develop skills in effective   and study for four or eight weeks. Embrace the opportunity to
    communication, collaboration and time management.                         learn from some of the world’s most renowned international
                                                                              scholars as you study fascinating subjects such as:
                                                                              • Intensive introductory Italian language
                                                                              • cultural diversity in contemporary Europe
                                                                              • the Renaissance in Florence
                                                                              • global connections: understanding cultural literacy
                                                                              • exploring Tuscany, tradition, innovation and sustainability.

                                                                              Intensive language programs
                                                                              Studying overseas as part of your language major is a great
                                                                              way to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture.
                                                                              Monash Arts offers a variety of faculty-led and endorsed
                                                                              language programs available to language students for credit.

                                                                              Intercampus exchange to
                                                                              Monash Malaysia
                                                                              Established in 1998 in Bandar Sunway (18 kilometres
                                                                              from Kuala Lumpur), Monash Malaysia is Monash’s first
                                                                              international campus. Intercampus exchange to Monash
                                                                              Malaysia is available to all Monash Australia students,
                                                                              provided they have room within their course.

                                                                              Exchange to a partner institution
                                                                              An exchange program involves studying with one of our
                                                                              partner universities around the world. You can go on
                                                                              exchange for one or two semesters. Financial assistance is
                                                                              available and there are no extra tuition fees. You can choose
                                                                              from more than 150 universities in 30 countries.

                                                                              Study Abroad
                                                                              If your preferred overseas destination is not a Monash partner
                                                                              university, you can still choose to go there on Study Abroad.
                                                                              You’ll pay the host university’s tuition fees for the time you’re
                                                                              there, and you’re still able to access financial assistance to
                                                                              support your travel.
    Image courtesy of Emma Tkalcevic.                                         Find out more at

The Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is a ground-breaking            GIG is about innovating and putting your degree into practice by
initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships          responding to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Engage with
between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week,                people and organisations already working on these issues, and you’ll
funded study trip for all first-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Global     have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities
Studies students to one of five international destinations – China, India,       and challenges involved in implementing sustainable and innovative
Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia.                                                    solutions – all skills your future employers will look for.
                                                                                 Learn more at


                                                                                 Travelling between two cities
                                                                         (Beijing, Suzhou or Shanghai), you’ll
                                                                          be immersed in the work of China’s
                                                                         businesses and universities that are
                                                                             focused on advancing innovative
                                                                            and creative solutions to some of
                                                                                 the world’s major challenges.


                                                                                                                          Based at the Monash Malaysia
                                                                                                                          campus in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll
                                                                                                                          examine a number of sustainability
                                                                                                                          challenges that are confronting
                                                                                                                          contemporary Malaysia.


                        Based at the TATA Institute of Social
                         Sciences in Mumbai, you’ll navigate
                      the environmental challenges faced by
                     India’s biggest and most populated city.

   ITALY                                                                                            INDONESIA

 Based at the Monash Prato Centre, you’ll                                                          You’ll travel to two Indonesian islands to
 be exposed to experts working to mitigate                                                         understand how different communities
 the impact that different industries have                                                         can balance economic development
 on Italy’s natural environment.                                                                   and environmental sustainability.

Caulfield, Clayton
                                                BACHELOR OF ARTS
             3 years full-time                  Our world needs graduates who thrive in an era of uncertainty and change.
                                                In the Monash Bachelor of Arts you’ll cultivate your intellect, foster your passions
             February and July                  and develop your capacity to ask the questions and find the solutions required
                                                to transform our world. We support you to become enterprising and passionate
    Communications, corporate                   advocates for social change.
    and tourism sectors, diplomacy,             The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give you                                     Arts electives and
    directing, editing, education, film,        maximum flexibility and choice. You can choose                                   signature elements
    foreign affairs, gallery curating,          from more than 40 areas of study to build a                                      You’ll complete four units of Arts electives of
    human rights, Indigenous affairs,           genuinely transformative experience. The course                                  which a minimum of two units will be from the
    international development,                  is built around deeply enriching experiences,                                    signature elements options:
    international relations, journalism,        and via your elective units, offers you four
    linguistics, management, marketing          signature elements through which to develop your                                 Global immersion: Broaden your knowledge
    and advertising, media, multicultural       unique graduate profile. You can choose from                                     and life experience by participating in the GIG,
    affairs, policy writing, politics,          local and international internships, professional                                one of our other short study trips or a semester-
    public relations, scriptwriting, social     engagements and entrepreneurial opportunities,                                   long program.
    justice, sustainability, theatre, trade,    and the choice of more than 50 global immersion                                  Intercultural expertise: Learn to recognise your
    translating and interpreting.               programs, preparing you to live and work in                                      own cultural values and biases, and build skills to
    Discover where a Monash                     complex and culturally diverse environments,                                     thrive in globalised work places and communities.
    Bachelor of Arts can take you at            while building a community of like-minded peers.
                                                                                                                                 Professional experience: Through industry
                                                The major                                                                        internships and placements, create networks and
                                                Eight units make up your major. These units                                      skills for your career development.
    Find out more at                are from the same area of study3 – for example,                                  Innovation capability: Cultivate an innovation
    study/course/a2000                          anthropology, Chinese studies or politics.                                       mindset as you develop your creative and
                                                There are many units to choose from but there                                    enterprising abilities.
                                                are also some compulsory units. These are called
    CRICOS CODE: 075404D
                                                gateway, cornerstone and capstone units, which                                   Free electives
                                                have been designed to help you consolidate                                       These are eight units that can be from Arts or
                                                your learning so you can get the most out of                                     another Monash course. You can structure these
                                                your major.                                                                      to suit your interests – for example, you could
    GLOBAL IMMERSION                            Gateway: a first-year foundation unit introducing                                add a second major which gives you two areas
    GUARANTEE                                   you to the major.                                                                of expertise.
    Being a Bachelor of Arts student,           Cornerstone: a second-year unit that focuses on
    you’ll have access to the Monash
                                                                                                                                 Taking advantage of
                                                making sure you have a solid grasp of your major.                                the flexible structure
    Arts Global Immersion Guarantee –
    an opportunity to spend two weeks           Capstone: a third-year unit where you                                            While there are aspects of the course structure
    studying in China, India, Indonesia,        demonstrate advanced knowledge of your major.                                    that are fixed, (i.e. you must complete a major,
    Italy or Malaysia, with airfares and        This could be a supervised research project or an                                a minor and four other Arts units), there’s still
    accommodation covered as part of            internship with an industry partner.                                             plenty of flexibility. That’s because we want you
    your degree. For more information,                                                                                           to take advantage of the choice and opportunities
    visit               The minor                                                                        we offer, but it also means you can design the
    immersion-guarantee                         Four units make up your minor. They’re all from                                  course to suit your needs and interests as they
                                                the same area of study, but this will be different                               evolve. Some examples of what we mean by
                                                to your major. There’s one, sometimes two,                                       ‘flexible’ are:
                                                gateway units in your minor, but no cornerstone                                  • you can decide your major in second-year
                                                or capstone.                                                                     • you can start your minor in second-year
                                                                                                                                 • you can use the eight free electives to make
    An internship is often the first
    step of your career. You’ll have                                                                                                 up a second major, two minors, a minor plus
    the opportunity to undertake an                                                                                                  electives, or just electives. These can be from
    internship for course credit in the final                                                                                        Arts, Business, IT or Science.
    year of your course. We’ll help match
    you to a role that’s aligned with your
                                                Entry requirements
    skills and interests, giving you the
    chance to build networks and make                                                                                              Indicative               Indicative                Monash
    contacts for your career development.       COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                      IB1                  Guarantee2
                                                Arts (Caulfield)                                                      3               80.15                       29                        75
                                                Arts (Clayton)                                                        3               84.00                       31                        75

                                                1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                2	This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+.
                                                3	Refer to pages 23–34 for a comprehensive listing of areas of study available in your Arts degree.

Studying a Bachelor of Arts has
                                                                                                    been such an exciting roller coaster.
                                                                                                    By majoring in Chinese studies,
                                                                                                    I have been able to marry my
                                                                                                    passion for performing with my
                                                                                                    interest in language.
                                                                                                    Through my studies, I have found
                                                                                                    a community of like-minded students
                                                                                                    that are making waves with their
                                                                                                    background in Arts. The highlight of
                                                                                                    my Arts degree would definitely have
                                                                                                    to be the people that I met on my
                                                                                                    recent trip to China.”
                                                                                                    SHAHNEEZAR THEVAKUMAR
                                                                                                    Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

                                                                                                    To discover the extraordinary places
                                                                                                    a Bachelor of Arts can take you, scan the
                                                                                                    code or visit

What your course will look like
The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year course with 24 units. Check out a sample course map below.

 Semester 1       Sociology                               History             Global Asia                          Marketing
 Semester 2       Sociology                               History             Global Asia                          Marketing

 Semester 1       Sociology                               History                                                  Behavioural Studies
                                                                              (Signature Element)
 Semester 2       Sociology                               History                                                  Behavioural Studies
                                                                              (Signature Element)

 Semester 1       Sociology                               Sociology           Human Rights                         Behavioural Studies
 Semester 2       Sociology                               Sociology           Human Rights                         Behavioural Studies

  Major       Minor     Arts elective     Free elective

    Multiply your opportunities and become an expert in                                                                There are many benefits to choosing a double degree. You’ll broaden your
    two fields by choosing a double degree course. This allows                                                         knowledge across two different fields, diversify your skill base and expand
                                                                                                                       your career opportunities. A double degree may also fit the profession
    you to study towards two different bachelor’s degrees at                                                           and field you want to work in – for example, working as an international
    the same time, providing you with more career flexibility                                                          development lawyer (Arts/Laws), an environmental journalist (Arts/Science),
    and opportunities.                                                                                                 a business manager (Arts/Business) or a music critic (Arts/Music).
    A double degree doesn’t mean double the work; in fact, it takes two years
    less to complete than if you studied the courses separately. A typical
    double degree takes four years and comprises 32 units, 16 from each
    course. Some double degrees are longer – for example, the Bachelor
    of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts combination takes five years.

    Entry requirements

    COURSE                                                                                                      Indicative ATAR1                            Indicative IB1                      Monash Guarantee2
    Double degrees with:
    Art History and Curating                                                                   4                         E:80                                     E:28                                       75
    Business                                                                                  4                         83.60                                      30                                        75
    Business Administration                                                                   4                          80.15                                     29                                        75
    Commerce                                                                                  4                         92.55                                      35                                       86
    Criminology                                                                               4                           84                                       31                                        75
    Education (Honours) in Primary Education                                                4.25                      87.50 RC                                   32 RC                                    75 RC
    Education (Honours) in Secondary Education                                              4.25                      87.05 RC                                   32 RC                                    75 RC
    Engineering (Honours) 3                                                                   5                       93.60 RC                                     36                                       86
    Fine Art                                                                                  4                       80.20 RC                                   29 RC                                    75 RC
    Information Technology                                                                    4                         87.00                                      32                                        75
    International Business                                                                    4                         83.80                                      31                                        75
    Laws (Honours)                                                                          5.25                          98                                       40                                       94
    Marketing                                                                                 4                         81.60                                      30                                        75
    Music                                                                                     4                       E:83+ RC                                 E:30+ RC                                   75 RC
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics                                                        3                          E:90*                                    E:90*                                     80*
    Science                                                                                   4                         85.50                                      31                                        75
    *All applicants must complete the online Supplementary Information form. Refer to,-philosophy-and-economics-and-arts-a2013 for full details and deadlines.

    What your course will look like
    The Arts component consists of a major, minor and four Arts electives. The structure of the other degree will vary for each course.

     YEAR 1                  ARTS DEGREE                                                                                         OTHER DEGREE
     Semester 1              Major                                             Minor                                             Other degree                                      Other degree

     Semester 2              Major                                             Minor                                             Other degree                                      Other degree

     YEAR 2
     Semester 1              Major                                             Minor                                             Other degree                                      Other degree
     Semester 2              Major                                             Minor                                             Other degree                                      Other degree

     YEAR 3
     Semester 1              Major                                             Arts elective / signature element                 Other degree                                      Other degree
     Semester 2              Major                                             Arts elective / signature element                 Other degree                                      Other degree

     YEAR 4
     Semester 1              Major                                             Arts elective                                     Other degree                                      Other degree
     Semester 2              Major                                             Arts elective                                     Other degree                                      Other degree

               Arts degree           Other degree

    1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both
       courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at RC – Range of criteria.
    2	This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+.
    3	Not available with all specialisations. For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double
8      degrees are available at
An Arts diploma allows you to take additional studies                        Diploma of Languages
in Arts while completing any Monash single or double                         This diploma allows you to study Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese,
Bachelor’s course.                                                           Korean or a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish).
                                                                             There are different entry levels so you can commence as a beginner
What is a diploma?                                                           in the language or with a language background.
A diploma is an additional course of study taken alongside your
bachelor’s degree. It’s the equivalent of eight units, which make up
                                                                             Diploma of Liberal Arts
a major. You’ll cover first, second and third year units. Diplomas are       Expand your studies by choosing any Arts area of study available
taught alongside your degree and add an extra year of study.                 as a major, except for languages.

Who’s eligible?                                                              Applying for entry
Students from any Monash faculty who are studying a bachelor’s               You can apply for entry to either of these diplomas only after
single or double degree.                                                     you’ve accepted your offer into your main course at Monash.

Why study a diploma?
By studying a Diploma of Languages or a Diploma of Liberal Arts, you will:      Broaden your career options
• Diversify and deepen your skills and knowledge                                Students choose to study Monash Arts diplomas to enhance
• Expand your career options                                                    their future career opportunities. For example, Law students
• Continue with an area of study you have a keen interest in, or try            hone their courtroom skills through theatre and performance,
  something completely different.                                               international business students gain a competitive edge by
                                                                                studying a language, and biomedical students increase their
                                                                                career choices through journalism.

     With Monash Arts you can graduate with a bachelor’s and                                              How it works
     a master’s* degree in just four years. After completing two
     years of your bachelor’s course, and providing you’re a high-                                                  Enter any Monash Arts single bachelor’s degree
                                                                                                                    (Arts; Criminology; Global Studies;
     achieving student, you can take master’s-level units as your                                          Step 1
                                                                                                                    Media Communication; Music or Politics,
     electives in third-year.                                                                                       Philosophy and Economics)
     You then complete the rest of your master’s course in fourth-year.
     You can match your Monash Arts bachelor’s degree with a master’s
     degree in:                                                                                                     F ollow any major or specialisation sequence
     • Applied Linguistics                                                                                 Step 2    and successfully complete two years of study
     • Bioethics                                                                                                     (full‑time equivalent)
     • Communications and Media Studies
     • Cultural and Creative Industries
     • International Development Practice                                                                           During your final semester of your second year of
     • International Relations                                                                                      the bachelor’s degree, as a high achieving student,
                                                                                                           Step 3
     • International Sustainable Tourism Management                                                                 you are invited to apply to transition into your chosen
     • Interpreting and Translation Studies                                                                         Arts master’s degree
     • Journalism
     • Public Policy
     • Strategic Communications Management.                                                                         Once accepted into the program you will commence
                                                                                                           Step 4
                                                                                                                    your master’s units during the third year of your study
     The benefits
     At Monash Arts we’re committed to providing you with as many
     opportunities and as much flexibility as possible to allow you to maximise
     your study options. The Bachelor’s/Master’s program allows you to:
     • Fast track your studies and graduate with an undergraduate and                                      Step 5   You will complete one more year of master’s units
        postgraduate degree in just four years – instead of five
     • Take advantage of the most extensive Bachelor’s/Master’s offering
        in Australia
     • Make yourself more employable with two degrees and
        specialist knowledge
     • Save time and save on fees.

            I see the master’s degree as a necessary qualification
            in an age of credential inflation and highly competitive
            globalised job markets. The master’s qualification
            also opens up networking opportunities within
            Victorian and Australian tourism industries, which are
            invaluable in such a competitive job market.”
            Bachelor of Arts/Master of Tourism student

     * A master’s degree is a more advanced degree, usually taken after completing a bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s/Master’s program students
have access to both undergraduate and
graduate level Arts internships offered
by many providers across Australia
and globally.

Example course map showing the Bachelor’s/Master’s program,
using the Bachelor of Arts as an indicative structure.
  YEAR 1                ARTS DEGREE                  OTHER DEGREE
  Semester 1            Major             Minor      Arts elective                     Free elective

  Semester 2            Major             Minor      Arts elective                     Free elective

  YEAR 2
  Semester 1            Major             Minor      Arts elective/Signature element   Free elective
  Semester 2            Major             Minor      Arts elective/Signature element   Free elective

  YEAR 3
  Semester 1            Major             Major      Master’s study
  Semester 2            Major             Major      Master’s study

  YEAR 4
  Semester 1            Master’s study               Master’s study
  Semester 2            Master’s study               Master’s study


                3 years

                February and July
                                                Improve responses to crime and criminality.
     CAREER OPTIONS                             Criminology is the study of crime and                                            Global reach and focus
     • Anti-corruption bodies                   social control. Crime – how we define it,                                        Throughout the course you’ll be challenged to
     • Department of Justice                    how we understand its causes and the ways                                        apply abstract knowledge to real-world problems
     • Office of Corrections                    we respond to it – provides a window into                                        of crime and justice, and develop solutions.
     • Youth crime centres                      society’s challenges, values and aspirations.                                    You’ll also have the opportunity to travel
     • International criminal                   This course offers students a world-leading                                      internationally and meet criminal justice experts
       justice organisations                    program delivered by a team of outstanding                                       from across the world through a selection of
     • Human rights organisations               teachers and researchers.                                                        exclusive field trips.
       Federal Police                           You’ll consider the local, national and global                                   The field trips offer a truly immersive learning
     • The Courts system                        aspects of crime and justice, and become                                         experience to complement the academic
     • Attorney-General’s Department            familiar with a range of lenses for understanding                                knowledge you’ll gain in class, allowing you
     • Community legal centres                  and assessing the impact of society’s changing                                   to engage in context and gain a genuine
     • And a range of private                   responses to crime and justice. You’ll gain an                                   understanding of the human realities behind
       organisations in which                   understanding of victimisation and perpetration,                                 the study of criminology.
       Criminology specialist                   inequality and its impacts, and approaches to
       skills will provide a key                understanding crime. Throughout the course                                       Collaboration and innovation
       competitive advantage.                   you’ll develop your capabilities via the key themes                              Through multiple opportunities for engagement
                                                of expert knowledge, global reach and focus, and                                 with industry, you’ll gain the experience needed
                                                collaboration and innovation.                                                    to be workplace ready. In the professional project
     Find out more at                                                                                                unit, you’ll work closely with our industry partners,
     study/course/a2008                         Expert knowledge                                                                 opening up new pathways and opportunities for
                                                With its own advisory board, the Bachelor of                                     your career, and capping off your criminology
     CRICOS CODE: 096756F                       Criminology brings into play the advice and                                      study by bringing together your knowledge
                                                dynamic perspectives of industry experts,                                        and skills in your final year. The professional
                                                meaning our students benefit from current                                        project features real-life scenarios, and your
                                                insights into industry developments.                                             work will be assessed by both academics and
                                                You’ll learn about crime committed by                                            industry experts.
     INTERNATIONAL                              individuals, groups, organisations and states,                                   Further opportunities and internships are available
     STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                        and the mechanisms of the criminal justice                                       to you through Arts internships, both in Australia
     You’ll have opportunities to travel        system, including police, courts and corrections.                                and around the world, so you can get hands-on
     internationally to meet criminal justice   Options are available to develop knowledge                                       experience while you gain study credit.
     experts through a selection of exclusive   of specific criminal concerns, such as sexual
     field trips. Study tours include:          violence, gendered violence, punishment, criminal                                Double degrees
     • Crime and criminal justice in Asia       justice processes, marginalisation, drugs,                                       The Bachelor of Criminology can be paired with the:
     • Comparative criminology in the US        cybercrime, risk and surveillance, victimisation                                 • Bachelor of Arts
     • Human rights in the criminal             and perpetration, youth crime, and crime                                         • Bachelor of Information Technology
         justice sphere.                        prevention and transnational justice practices.
                                                                                                                                 • Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

                                                Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                   Indicative                Indicative                Monash
                                                COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                       IB1                  Guarantee

     When students start their                  Criminology                                                           3               80.00                       29                        70
                                                Double degrees with:
     Criminology degree, it just
                                                Arts                                                                  4                 84                        31                        75
     blows their mind. It’s exciting
                                                Information Technology                                                4               81.05                       29                        75
     to be able to see what’s
                                                Laws (Honours)                                                      5.25                98                        40                       E:94
     going on, what’s going wrong,
     and how you could have an
     impact on the issue.”
     Criminology Honours Coordinator

                                                1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                   For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites.
                                                   Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at

If you’re interested in studying psychology
alongside your criminology degree, you’ll
want to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor
of Criminology double degree. This double
degree gives you the option to take the APAC
accredited psychology extended major and
take part in the Global Immersion Guarantee
(see page 5).

                 Discover why studying Criminology
                 matters by scanning the code or
                 heading to

What your course will look like
 Semester 1         The global crime problem                 The complexity of crime        Arts/criminology elective   Free elective
                    Punishment, courts                       Crime prevention and
 Semester 2                                                                                 Arts/criminology elective   Free elective
                    and corrections                          crime control

 Semester 1         Indigenous justice                       Victims, justice and the law   Free elective               Free elective
 Semester 2         Crime and justice policy                 Criminology elective           Free elective               Free elective

 Semester 1         Professional project 1                   Crime, risk and security       Criminology elective        Free elective
 Semester 2         Professional project 2                   Criminology elective           Criminology elective        Free elective

  Core units       Arts/Criminology elective     Professional project     Free elective

                                                                           GLOBAL STUDIES

                        3 years

                                                                           If you aspire to become a leader in creating social change, then the Bachelor of Global
           CAREER OPTIONS                                                  Studies is the course for you. You’ll learn how to critically analyse global challenges
           • Diplomacy                                                     facing cultures and communities around the world, and how to apply your knowledge to
           • Politics and government                                       these challenges and devise imaginative and well-informed solutions to help solve them.
           • The environmental sector
                                                                           The Bachelor of Global Studies has many                  Double degrees allow you to combine two
           • International development
                                                                           exciting features, including core units on               areas of interest and gain expertise in both.
           • Foreign affairs                                               leadership development, project-based learning,          As a graduate you’ll have greater career flexibility,
           • International relations                                       internship placements with industries and                and because the double degree is completed in
           • Trade                                                         organisations who are leading advocates for              a shorter time than two single degrees, you’ll be
           • Defence                                                       social change around the world, a broad range            saving time and money.
           • Immigration                                                   of electives that train you to think across different
           • Human rights                                                  disciplines, an overseas study component, and            Internships
           • Mediation                                                     the option of doing a double degree with Laws            There are many opportunities within the course
           • Lobbying                                                      (Honours), Science or Commerce.                          to take an internship, where you can apply your
           • Advocacy                                                                                                               knowledge to a professional work environment
           • International communications
                                                                           Overseas study                                           and gain valuable experience and insights into the
             specialist                                                    Integral to this course is overseas study that           ‘real-world’ environment. Internships are available
           • The non-government sector                                     can be completed across a full semester or               with a wide range of organisations and count as
           • And much more.
                                                                           taken intensively. You could take units offered          credit towards your degree.
                                                                           at a Monash international location, join in one
                                                                           of our many study tours, or study at one of our          Course structure
           Find out more at                                    prestigious partner universities. It’s compulsory        Three core units on
           study/course/a2001                                              to take at least three overseas study units, but         ‘Leadership for social change’:
                                                                           you can take more if you want. With partnerships         These units are exclusive to the Bachelor of
                                                                           with more than 150 universities worldwide, our           Global Studies and are taken over three years.
           CRICOS CODE: 083203B
                                                                           study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in            You’ll learn about forms of leadership, drivers
                                                                           Malaysia, you’re spoilt for choice.                      of social change and how to apply your learning
                                                                                                                                    in practical and professional real-life contexts.
                                                                           Engaging with industry
                                                                                                                                    Classes are mainly workshops where you’ll
                                                                           With its own advisory board, the Bachelor of
           GLOBAL IMMERSION                                                                                                         engage in problem-based learning and develop
                                                                           Global Studies is in a unique position to draw on
           GUARANTEE                                                                                                                skills in creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural
                                                                           the advice and perspectives of industry experts.
           Being a student in the Bachelor                                                                                          collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning
                                                                           The board consists of professionals from diverse
           of Global Studies means you’ll                                                                                           and analytical writing.
                                                                           backgrounds with direct links to business,
           have access to the Monash Arts                                  government and the social sector. They provide           Twelve units from one of the
           Global Immersion Guarantee – an                                 vital guidance, advice and feedback to inform our        following specialisations:
           opportunity to spend two weeks                                  program development and to ensure the course             • Cultural competence
           studying in China, India, Indonesia,                            delivers the best outcomes for you.                      • Human rights
           Italy or Malaysia, with airfares and
                                                                                                                                    • International relations
           accommodation covered as part of                                Double degrees                                           • International studies.
           your degree. For more information,                              The Bachelor of Global Studies can be taken
           visit                                   as a double degree with the:                             Eight free elective units:
           immersion-guarantee                                                                                                      With these units you can study units from
                                                                           • Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                                    Arts or from another area such as Information
                                                                           • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
                                                                                                                                    Technology, Science or Business. You could
                                                                           • Bachelor of Science.
                                                                                                                                    also use these electives to do an internship or
                                                                                                                                    study overseas.

                                                                           Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                     Indicative         Indicative         Monash
                                                                           COURSE                                                      ATAR1                IB1           Guarantee
                                                                           Global Studies                                     3        90.00                34                 85
     1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are
        either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in
                                                                           Double degrees with:
        2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must        Commerce                                           4        94.25                37                 86
        meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39
        for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and   Laws (Honours)                                    5.25        98                 40                 94
        CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at
                                                                           Science                                            4        90.00                34                 85

What your course will look like
 Semester 1       Leadership for social change           Specialisation              Elective                               Elective
 Semester 2       Specialisation                         Specialisation              Elective                               Elective

 Semester 1       Leadership for social change           Specialisation              Specialisation                         Elective
 Semester 2       Specialisation                         Specialisation              Specialisation                         Specialisation

 Semester 1       Specialisation                         Specialisation              Elective                               Elective
 Semester 2       Leadership for social change (double unit)                         Specialisation                         Elective

  Core units     Specialisation     Elective

Cultural competence                                                            International relations
Extend your studies of leadership, culture and globalisation by focusing       What are the dynamics of global politics and economics? Gain an
on communication across cultural borders. By studying one of eight             understanding of the relationships between political institutions,
internationally important languages – Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese,           international organisations, and governmental and non-governmental
Korean or a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) –           actors. Grasp evidence-based explanations to study war and conflict,
you’ll deepen your cross-cultural skills and knowledge. All languages are      development, financial and other crises at a global level. You’ll undertake
available for beginners through to those with proficiency. You’ll also study   in-depth study of topics of contemporary significance such as terrorism
topics such as managing intercultural communication, and the skills you        and political violence, global governance, international security and
build will enable you to apply your knowledge in real-world contexts.          foreign policy.

Human rights                                                                   International studies
In the era of globalisation, one of the most important concepts in             In order to be competitive in the international marketplace of products,
international affairs is human rights. What are human rights? Are human        ideas and knowledge, we need to understand how people experience
rights culturally relative? How can human rights be justified? You’ll learn    different cultures. International studies develops this understanding by
how human rights help to address issues such as global poverty, unequal        exploring the issues and events that have shaped and continue to shape
access to medicine, warfare, terrorism, children’s rights, humanitarian        our world. You’ll examine such diverse topics as the role of cities as
intervention, torture, surveillance and more.                                  drivers of change, migrant and refugee experiences, power and poverty,
                                                                               and tradition and popular culture. In doing so, you’ll develop a solid
                                                                               understanding of European and Asian cultural studies, and of networks
                                                                               of relations between Europe, Asia and Australia.

                                                                                                          Learning in different contexts in
                                                                                                          different countries enriches the
                                                                                                          learning experience so much.
                                                                                                          Students work together as a team
                                                                                                          to tackle some of the world’s most
                                                                                                          pressing issues.”
                                                                                                          DR SUSAN CARLAND
                                                                                                          Director of the Bachelor of Global Studies

                                                                                                          Head to Borneo with Susan and her
                                                                                                          students by scanning this code or visiting

                                                                         MEDIA COMMUNICATION

                        3 years

                        February and July
                                                                         A degree for today’s media world, the Bachelor of Media Communication addresses
           CAREER OPTIONS                                                the growing demand for graduates with new and diverse skills in communication, and
           • Social media manager                                        a critical understanding of how media influences our lives.
           • Journalist                                                  You’ll be part of a new generation of thinkers           Free electives
           • Video producer                                              and future-driven media and communication                There are eight free electives in the course.
           • Media content coordinator                                   professionals who’ll challenge convention                That means you’ll have the flexibility to take
           • Public relations professional                               and devise solutions that’ll take us into                units from another discipline within Arts such as
           • Digital communications strategist                           the next century.                                        politics or a language or from another faculty such
           • Researcher                                                                                                           as Business, IT or Science. These electives will
           • Media educator                                              Graduate with a portfolio that                           complement your specialisation and add diversity
           • Television producer                                         will make you stand out                                  to your skill set, making you stand out from
           • Radio broadcaster                                           You’ll develop your practical experience and             your peers.
           • Movie critic                                                work-ready skills to build a portfolio of real work
           • Publisher                                                   throughout your course. This could be projects           Core units
           • Content writer                                              such as a documentary, short film or digital             Media challenges
           • Film director                                               marketing campaign, depending on your interest           This unit addresses the great media challenges
                                                                         area. The result is tangible pieces of work you can      of our time. Learn how to critically analyse and
           • Broadcast presenter
                                                                         take out and show to potential employers.                think strategically about how to tackle today’s
           • Location manager
                                                                                                                                  problems, as well as those that lie ahead.
           • And much more.                                              What you’ll study
                                                                         The course comprises core units, a specialisation        Communicating in the digital era
                                                                         and electives. You can tailor it to suit your interest   Become proficient in areas such as video
           Find out more at                                                                                           production, broadcasting, news reporting,
           study/course/a2002                                            by choosing your specialisation and electives.
                                                                         In your final year you can do either an internship       advertising and social media. Learn to combine
                                                                                                                                  critical skills in digital literacy with practical
                                                                         or a professional project.
           CRICOS CODE: 093854F                                                                                                   skills in media production to develop your
                                                                         Double degrees                                           overall digital knowledge.
                                                                         The Bachelor of Media Communication can                  Media communication practice labs
                                                                         be paired with the:                                      With our purpose-built media labs, you’ll
                                                           ?             • Bachelor of Business
                                                                         • Bachelor of Business Administration
                                                                                                                                  have the opportunity to experience what it’s
                                                                                                                                  like to work in a professional media environment
           DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                          right on campus. Experiment with different
                                                                         • Bachelor of Design
           The multi-million-dollar Monash                                                                                        kinds of technology – from working in live and
                                                                         • Bachelor of Fine Art
           Media Lab is one of Australia’s most                                                                                   post-production TV studios, or the latest radio
           advanced media facilities. Used                               • Bachelor of Marketing.
                                                                                                                                  broadcast facilities.
           for teaching as well as production/
           commercial use, the facilities include:
                                                                         Internship                                               Professional placement
                                                                         If you’re interested in gaining valuable work            In your final year you’ll have the opportunity
           • Newsroom with workstations and
                                                                         experience, you can apply for an internship              to bring together your in-depth knowledge
              a video wall
                                                                         through our extensive network of industry                and skills with either an internship or
           • TV studio with HD cameras,
                                                                         partners within Australia and around the world.          professional project.
              cyclorama, green screen, make-up
                                                                         The internship runs in the final year of
              room, news desk
                                                                         your course. It’ll give you the opportunity to
           • Control room with multiview
                                                                         build networks and make contacts for your
              panels, vision mixer, audio desk,                          career development.
              electronic news production system,
              cuescript, teradek, talkback,
              sienna media management
           • Radio studios with control room                             Entry requirements
           • Theatrette to seat 30
           • As well as editing suites,                                                                                            Indicative         Indicative         Monash
                                                                         Course                                                      ATAR1                IB1           Guarantee
              voice over rooms and Mac labs.
                                                                         Media Communication                                 3       80.40                29                70
                                                                         Double degrees with:
                                                                         Art History and Curating                            4        E:80                31                75
                                                                         Business                                            4       84.60                30                75
                                                                         Business Administration                             4      E:80.35              E:29               75
                                                                         Design                                              4       87.25                32                78
     1	For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for
        both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree   Fine Arts                                           4      E:86+ RC          E:30+ RC              75
        prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double
        degrees are available at
                                                                         Marketing                                           4       84.85                31                75

What your course will look like
 Semester 1       Media challenges                      Specialisation                     Specialisation                       Free elective
 Semester 2       Communicating in the digital era      Specialisation                     Specialisation                       Free elective

 Semester 1       Specialisation                        Specialisation                     Free elective                        Free elective
 Semester 2       Specialisation                        Media communication practice lab   Media communication practice lab     Free elective

 Semester 1       Specialisation                        Specialisation                     Specialisation                       Free elective
 Semester 2       Industry internship or media communication practice lab                  Free elective                        Free elective

  Core units     Specialisation     Elective

There are four specialisations to choose from. If you’re not sure which              This specialisation also provides you with the skills required to research,
to pursue, you can start with two specialisations in first-year and make             plan and implement a strategic public relations campaign.
a decision in second-year.
                                                                                     You’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients where you’ll gain
Journalism                                                                           insights into ethical communication practice as well as the skills needed
                                                                                     for a professional career in communication.
Make the news and make stories that matter. Spanning digital, audio,
video and print media, this specialisation makes use of the Monash Media             Screen
Lab to give you the practical and creative skills required to excel in a
                                                                                     Screen industries, technologies and cultures are changing faster than
rewarding journalism career.
                                                                                     ever. This specialisation gives you the knowledge to understand these
Media                                                                                transformations, navigating how film, television and newer screen
                                                                                     formats have led to and function within contemporary media ecologies.
You’ll become a true media expert in today’s fast-evolving world, building
skills and knowledge in media research, management, communication and                You’ll study an extensive range of units. Looking at global and local
policy. You’ll develop skills in media analysis that have applications across        film cultures, you’ll examine the power and influence screen has to
a wide range of professional contexts – from social media strategy in                share stories, and its ability to influence and change society.
organisations to media management and communication, and media policy.
                                                                                     The screen specialisation also develops your practical video production
Public relations                                                                     skills relevant to a broad range of media platforms and screen cultures.
You’ll learn how to research, develop, apply then evaluate communication
strategies. You’ll develop global perspectives, understand the importance
of the management of stakeholder relationships and reputation,
acquire skills in public opinion analysis, learn to identify and manage
organisational issues, and develop a crisis management plan.

                                                                                                                The highlight of this course has
                                                                                                                been doing all the practical work.
                                                                                                                The biggest thing is to utilise the
                                                                                                                facilities and the equipment here,
                                                                                                                because there’s just so much and
                                                                                                                everyone is really welcoming and
                                                                                                                open for you to use it.”
                                                                                                                CLAIRE CORBEL
                                                                                                                Bachelor of Media Communication

                                                                                                                Watch Claire give the lowdown on
                                                                                                                her favourite student experiences
                                                                                                                by scanning this code or visiting

                                             BACHELOR OF MUSIC
               3 years                       The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has one of the most comprehensive music
                                             programs in the country. We excel in classical, jazz and popular music performance.
               February and July             We have vibrant programs in composition, improvisation and creative music technology.
     CAREER OPTIONS                          You’ll collaborate with international artists,                                   Double degrees
     • Accompanist                           learn from accomplished teaching staff, study and                                The Bachelor of Music can be paired with the:
     • Artist manager                        perform in New York or Prato, Italy, and perform                                 • Bachelor of Arts
     • Audio engineer                        to audiences across the country with an ensemble                                 • Bachelor of Commerce
     • Audio visual production               or orchestra.
                                                                                                                              • Bachelor of Education (Honours),
     • Composer                                                                                                                 including VIT registration
                                             How the course is structured
     • Conductor                                                                                                              • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
                                             The course comprises 24 units. These units work
     • Critic                                                                                                                 • Bachelor of Science.
                                             through three themes and electives.
     • Editor
     • Festival producer                     Themes                                                                           Other ways to study music
     • Film scoring                          Music specialist study
                                                                                                                              in your course
     • Marketing and communications                                                                                           You can include non-practical music units in your
                                             Choose from one of the following specialisations:
     • Mastering                                                                                                              Bachelor of Arts course as a major, a minor or
                                             • Music performance (classical or jazz)
     • Music journalism                                                                                                       use your free electives. If you’re studying another
                                             • Popular music
     • Music publishing                                                                                                       Monash course, you can use your electives to
                                             • Composition and music technology                                               take non-practical music units.
     • Music writer                          • Ethnomusicology and musicology.
     • Performance
                                             Music theory and ear training                                                    Performance opportunities
     • Producer
                                             These units integrate the development of aural                                   Monash is renowned for its performance
     • Publisher
                                             skills with the theoretical understanding of music                               opportunities and we have a diverse range of
     • Social media
                                             through listening, analysis, performance, notation                               small and large ensembles, including piano
     • Teaching                                                                                                               ensembles, choral groups (gospel, contemporary
                                             and composition.
                                                                                                                              and classical), electronic laptop, new music,
                                             Music context study                                                              string sinfonia, wind symphony, funk, pop,
     Find out more at
                                             Learn about music and music-making in                                            Latin jazz, Gamelan, small jazz ensembles
                                             a variety of cultural, historical, social and                                    (including Australian jazz and Brazilian) as well
                                             professional settings.                                                           as the Monash Art Ensemble and the Monash
     CRICOS CODE: 017113G                                                                                                     Academy Orchestra.
                                             There are eight free electives that you can
                                             take from Music, Arts, Business, IT or Science.
                                             For example, you could complement your studies
                                       ?     with a language or marketing units from the
     DID YOU KNOW?                           Business school.
     We’re the only university in Victoria
     to offer double degrees with music.

                                             Entry requirements
     WORLD-CLASS                                                                                                                Indicative               Indicative                 Monash
     DIGITAL HUB                             COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                      IB1                   Guarantee

     Monash’s Digital Hub enables            Music                                                                 3             E:70+ RC                 E:25+ RC                   70+ RC
     incoming and outgoing audio-            Double degrees with:
     visual streaming that globalises        Arts                                                                  4             E:83+ RC                 E:30+ RC                   75+ RC
     students’ learning experience           Commerce                                                              4           E:92.85 RC                  E:35 RC                    86 RC
     by empowering them to engage            Education (Honours) in Primary Education                           4.25           E:81.5+ RC                 E:30+ RC                    77 RC
     in real-time performance and
                                             Education (Honours) in Secondary Education                         4.25          E:85.80+ RC                 E:31+ RC                    77 RC
     teaching opportunities with
                                             Laws (Honours)                                                     5.25              E:98 RC                  E:40 RC                    94 RC
     performance heroes from around
     the world. The Hub is leveraged         Science                                                               4          E:88.88+ RC                  E:33 RC                   75+ RC
     for collaborative performance
     experiences and the creation
     of digital portfolios for all
     music students.

                                             1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course
                                                codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at
                                             2	Not available with all specialisations.

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