Monash Arts Graduate Attributes

Monash Graduate Attributes

Monash University prepares its graduates to be:

1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:

     a)  Engage in an internationalised world

     b)  Exhibit cross-cultural competence

     c)  Demonstrate ethical values


2. Critical and creative scholars who:

     a)  Produce innovative solutions to problems

     b)  Apply research skills to a range of challenges

     c)  Communicate perceptively and effectively


Monash Arts Graduate Attributes:

Monash Arts Students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tacking world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information.  They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.

To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions. Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

Monash Arts offers an impressive 58 areas of study spanning everything from music to communications, journalism to Japanese and geography to gender studies.

 Top Skills of a Bachelor of Arts Graduate:

Communication skills

Interpersonal Skills


Critical Thinking

 Arts Internship Objectives:

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems
  2. Exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understandings
  3. Show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  4. Plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  5. Communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience
  6. Collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting