Bachelor of Education (Honours) / Bachelor of Fine Art

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

Do you want to share your artistic passion and creativity with children and young people? If so, this double degree course is for you. It will prepare you either for primary or secondary school teaching. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as specialist art teachers, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with particular expertise in art. In addition to being eligible to seek employment in schools, this combination will enable you to seek opportunities in the creative arts world where an understanding of learning and development is relevant, perhaps in community cultural programs, museums and galleries or therapeutic settings. This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of, the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education, or the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education, and the Bachelor of Visual Arts. You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Fine Art) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either education or the visual arts professions separately. You will investigate the broader function of the visual arts in society today, learn from active visual-art practitioners and develop your own skills and creativity as you rotate through a range of workshops including painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Education study complements this with the knowledge and skills of how young people learn and are taught both generally and within the visual arts. Taken together they open up a wide range of career opportunities.


This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full time study but is completed in 4 calendar years. Studies in Education and Visual Arts are taken concurrently. Travel between campuses will be required. Education units will be taught at Clayton campus. Visual Arts units will be taught at Caulfield campus.


  • Art theory
  • Creative arts
  • Drawing
  • Education
  • Education studies
  • Fine art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Photomedia
  • Printmaking
  • Printmedia
  • Primary teaching
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary teaching
  • Teaching
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL and Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods, or Units 3 and 4: any mathematics. All applicants must sit CASPer. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit CASPer can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the CASPer deadlines for your application go to


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton Domestic: $129,200
International: $142,800
  • ATAR: ATAR 77
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

All students will be required to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC). e.

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