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OUR FACILITIES

We provide a huge range of specialised tools and industry-standard equipment you can use to help visualise your designs. Experiment with materials and techniques you havenʼt had access to elsewhere and practice alongside others of a variety of skill levels.

In addition, all Monash students have access to an extensive library of art, design, and architecture books and resources, wireless networking across campus, recreational and sporting facilities, a health and wellbeing service, religious observance, counselling and mental health services, financial advice and a child care centre.

Architecture Studios
Architecture Studios

Located in newly-refurbished premises, the Architecture Studios are open plan, contemporary, flexible learning spaces equipped with modern infrastructure to allow you to learn and practice in a collaborative multi-function environment.

Automotive Clay Modelling
Automotive Clay Modelling

No other school in Australia offers hands-on automotive clay modelling; you’ll have unique access to the benefits of learning this specialised, industry-specific skill in this facility provided by Holden and the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE).

Design Studios
Design Studios

With a generous, open space and modern IT infrastructure - including a Wacom Authorised Training Centre (WATC) of Cintiq 24HD tablets for industry-standard pen-on-screen work - the Design Studios are a creative, collaborative workspace.

Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication

In the Digital Fabrication studio, take your designs from computer to 3D printer to finished product. With access to MADA’s ProJet CJP 660Pro 3D plaster printer, laser cutting facilities and CNC cutting, you can create intricate and original works using the most contemporary technology.

Digital and Large-Format Printing
Digital and Large-Format Printing

A professional four-colour printer lets you produce large works on a variety of mediums, including vinyl, paper and canvas, which can be displayed on their own or incorporated into other works.

Foundry
Foundry

Our industry-grade Foundry lets you heat and cast bronze and aluminium in the 3000-year-old lost wax method, using modern machinery and facilities. Many students bring their forms from digital fabrication to the foundry to create their final iteration.

Glass and Ceramics
Glass and Ceramics

The Glass and Ceramics Studios feature a newly rebuilt glass furnace thanks to a gift from Owens-Illinois and a new kiln purchased with a grant from the Ian Potter Foundation, so you can create work using glass blowing, ceramic forming, glazing, and open mould and lost wax casting.

Interior Architecture Studios
Interior Architecture Studios

Learn and collaborate in open-plan, specifically designed spaces that allow for creative development, idea sharing and flexible teaching.

Letterpress
Letterpress

A full complement of traditional cast-iron typesetting equipment allows you to experiment in contemporary practice with centuries-old techniques, creating typography, artist books and unique design projects.

MADA Gallery and Student Gallery
MADA Gallery and Student Gallery

MADA’s own galleries are a showcase of work by, and teaching aid for, MADA students and staff. MADA Gallery exhibits solo, group and curated shows by academic and professional staff, local, interstate and international artists and curators and hosts artist-in-residency programs. The Student Gallery is a unique student-run gallery, exhibiting work from all Monash students across all disciplines in exhibitions, shows, gigs, performances, events, musicians, and performers.

Metal Casting and Jewellery Studio
Metal Casting and Jewellery Studio

The Metal Casting and Jewellery Studio has all the facilities to create small items in copper, brass and silver, including a melting furnace and the necessary tools for shaping, lost wax casting, burnishing and polishing.

Painting & Drawing
Painting & Drawing

An open, high-ceilinged space, the Painting & Drawing Studio is designed to maximise natural light, allowing you to explore contemporary drawing and painting techniques in an environment created to inspire.

Photography Lab and Darkroom
Photography Lab and Darkroom

With a number of digital SLR and medium format cameras, as well as video cameras, tripods, lighting equipment and microphones, the Photography Lab and Darkroom provides you with all the equipment you need to experiment and create within the craft of photography.

Printmaking
Printmaking

The Printmaking facilities give you opportunity to experiment with all forms of printing, including etching and photographic processes, lithography, relief printing, monotypes and screenprinting.

Rear Projection
Rear Projection

A room-sized rear projection space lets you get as close as you can get to experiencing your design prior to entering production of a physical mockup. Besides simply looking really cool, by projecting life-sized models of your designs and manipulating them real-time within a 3D space, you're able to easily share ideas, enabling collaborative design and peer review.

Robotic Manufacturing
Robotic Manufacturing

The site of construction for the 12,000 unique pieces that make up the innovative Caulfield Sound Shell, the Robotic Manufacturing Studio is a cutting-edge facility for creation. You’ll have the opportunity to use the Kuka robot to create start-to-finish projects, from writing the software to programming to producing complete products.

Sculpture
Sculpture

MADA’s Sculpture Studios encompass several wet and dry workshops across campus. The wet workshops allow for the mess-making aspects of art working: plaster, clay, concrete and wax are all available for mouldmaking, casting, and modelling. The metal workshops include a wax bay for creating lost wax moulds, meaning you can create a product from idea to completion all in the same space.

Wood and Metal
Wood and Metal

Several Wood and Metal Workshops allow you to fabricate designs and prototypes under expert supervision, with a full complement of saws, lathes, routers and drill presses. Our Tool Work Centre, provided by Dremel (Bosch), has all the rotary and oscillating tools you’ll need for cutting, grinding and polishing, meaning you’ll be able to create turned objects, wooden sculptures, jewellery, and mixed media artwork.

MADA is at the heart of a creative precinct of artists, designers and architects, and is located at the Caulfield campus of Monash University – only 15 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.

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