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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 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
PGDipFA

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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts requires that the candidate will have:

(a) met the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, or equivalent with a grade average of at least a B, or equivalent;

(c) been selected into the Diploma following a selection process which will include the assessment of a portfolio of work submitted by the candidate and, at the discretion of Academic Board or their delegate, an interview.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Diploma;

and including

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts is awarded without endorsement.

Student Progression

4. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts

120 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
213.411 Fine Arts Special Topic IV 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
213.441 Art Studio IV A Research 30 credits P (213.342 or 213.351) and 213.357 C 213.463 R 213.401, 213.451
213.442 Art Studio IV B 45 credits P 213.440 or 213.441 R 213.401, 213.461
213.463 Fine Arts Research Seminar 15 credits P 213.357 or Permission Head of School C 213.441
213.464 Art in Context 15 credits P 75 credits at 300-level
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

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