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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFA

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) be selected into the Qualification based partially on the assessment of a portfolio of work submitted by the applicant, and an interview at the discretion of the University.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising:

(a) Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV as specified in Schedule A;

(b) elective courses from Schedule B to the Degree; and/or elective courses from Schedule C to the Degree of the Bachelor of Design with Honours or any other course.

and including:

(c) not more than 180 credits at 100 level;

(d) at least 90 credits at 200 level;

(e) at least 90 credits at 300 level;

(f) at least 90 credits at 400 level or above.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, holders of a Massey University Diploma in Photography who are admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, may, on surrender of the diploma, be permitted to transfer up to 120 credits at 100 level and up to 75 credits at 200 level to the Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

5. In order to progress to Part II the candidate shall have passed a total of 75 credits at 100 level with at least 60 credits from the Part I courses including one of 237.130 or 237.131.

6. The Academic Board may grant exemptions to the requirements of Regulation 5 based on the subjects studied and prior performance of the student.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded an alternative qualification should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Schedule A

Part One

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

237.130 Communication for Makers 15 credits R 237.101, 237.114
237.131 Conversations in Creative Cultures 15 credits R 237.102

15 credits from

213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 15 credits R 197.132
213.158 Studio I (Art Place) 15 credits R 197.131

45 credits from

198.157 Studio I (Object) 15 credits R 197.132
212.157 Studio I (Dress) 15 credits R 197.135
213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 15 credits R 197.132
213.158 Studio I (Art Place) 15 credits R 197.131
221.157 Studio I (Lens) 15 credits R 221.101
222.157 Studio I (Screen) 15 credits R 197.131
222.158 Studio I (Type) 15 credits R 197.131, 222.100
223.157 Studio I (Material) 15 credits R 197.133
224.157 Studio I (Space) 15 credits R 197.131

Part Two

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

213.241 Art Studio IIA 30 credits P 213.157 or 213.158 or (197.131 and 197.132) R 213.251
213.242 Art Studio IIB 30 credits P 213.241 R 213.251
237.230 Creative Cultures & Contexts I 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level R 198.281, 212.202, 213.252, 221.281, 222.281, 223.202, 224.281

15 credits from

197.288 Creative Industries 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level
237.231 Creative Cultures & Contexts II 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level

Part Three

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

213.341 Art Studio IIIA 30 credits P 213.242 or (213.251 or 213.201) R 213.300, 213.351
213.342 Art Studio IIIB 30 credits P 213.341 R 213.300, 213.351
237.330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits P 237.230 or 237.231

15 credits from

197.388 Creative Enterprise 15 credits P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382
237.331 Creative Cultures & Display 15 credits P 75 credits at 200-level

Part Four

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

213.440 Art Studio IV A Practice 30 credits P 213.342 or 213.351 R 213.401, 213.451
213.442 Art Studio IV B 45 credits P 213.440 or 213.441 R 213.401, 213.461

15 credits from

197.465 Creative Futures 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
213.465 Exhibition 15 credits C (198.454 or 198.455 or 212.454 or 212.455 or 213.442 or 221.454 or 221.455 or 222.454 or 222.455 or 223.454 or 223.455 or 224.454 or 224.455) or Permission Head of School
237.465 Creative Exposition 15 credits P [237.330 and (198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358)] or Permission Head of School

Schedule B

213.150 Painting 15 credits R 213.203
213.151 Contemporary Sculpture 15 credits R 213.204
213.154 Contemporary Drawing 15 credits  
213.155 Drawing the Body I 15 credits  
213.211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
213.254 Drawing in Practice 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts
213.255 Drawing the Body II 15 credits P 213.155 or 197.101 R 197.200
213.256 Contemporary Art Projects A 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts
213.257 Contemporary Art Projects B 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts
213.258 Contemporary Art Projects C 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts
213.259 Contemporary Art Projects D 15 credits P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts
213.260 Fine Arts Special Topic IIB 30 credits  
213.261 Contemporary Art Projects F 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts
213.262 Contemporary Art Projects G 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts
213.263 Contemporary Art Projects H 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts
213.264 Contemporary Art Projects I 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts
213.265 Contemporary Art Projects J 15 credits P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts
213.311 Fine Arts Special Topic III 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
213.355 Drawing the Body III 15 credits P 213.255 or 197.200 R 197.301
213.356 Contemporary Art Projects E 15 credits P 75 credits at 200 level from College of Creative Arts
213.358 Fine Arts Internship 15 credits P 60 credits at 200 level from the College of Creative Arts R 213.412
213.359 Contemporary Art Projects K 15 credits P 75 credits at 200-level from College of Creative Arts
213.360 Fine Arts Special Topic IIIB 30 credits  
213.411 Fine Arts Special Topic IV 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
213.464 Art in Context 15 credits P 75 credits at 300-level

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