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Diploma of art, design and architecture, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
University rank #55 (QS) Caulfield North, Australia
This diploma prepares you for a degree in fine art, Architecture, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Spatical Design and Collaborative Design at Monash University. After successfully completing a Monash College Diploma meeting the subject prerequisites and achieving the required destination degree score, you’ll have guaranteed entry into first or second year at Monash University.
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There are four streams to choose from, depending on what degree you’d like to study at university:

  • Communication Design/Industrial Design/Spatial Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Architectural Design

In part 1, you’ll develop the requisite skills in art and design principles, theory and production. In part 2, you choose your area of specialisation and study the same units as first-year University students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description
      • Part 1: 8 months
      • Part 2: 4 or 8 months depending on stream
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing A
  • Art and Design Theory A
  • Basic Design Studio A
  • Visual Arts Studio A
  • Drawing B
  • Art and Design Theory B
  • Basic Design Studio B
  • Visual Arts Studio B

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 045084G

To apply for a Monash College diploma, you must meet the academic and English language requirements. You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites.

Age requirements
  • Part 1: 16 years
  • Part 2: 17 years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51000 AUD per year and a duration of 16 months.
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  • Part 1: A$24,200
  • Part 2: A$26,800


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