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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 Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts
GDipFA

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 Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts requires that the candidate will have:

(a) met the University admission requirements as specified; and will have

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or

(c) been assessed by Academic Board or their delegate as having equivalent practical, professional and scholarly experience at the appropriate level.

2. In all cases candidates must be 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

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

(a) 90 credits of core courses selected from Part A of the Schedule to the Diploma;

(b) 30 credits of elective courses selected from Part B of the Schedule to the Diploma;

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

Specialisations

4. The Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts is awarded without endorsement.

Student Progression

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts may be awarded with distinction if completed in one year of full-time study or three years of part-time study.

Completion Requirements

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

7. 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 Certificate in Visual Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

Part A: Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

197388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198481, 212425, 221382, 222382, 223425, 224382

213341 Art Studio IIIA 30 credits
P 213242 or ( 213251 or 213201) R 213300, 213351

213342 Art Studio IIIB 30 credits
P 213341 R 213300, 213351

213357 Introduction to Fine Arts Research Methods and Practices 15 credits
P 213352 or 237330

237330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits
P 237230 or 237231

237331 Creative Cultures & Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level

Part B: Elective courses

213211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213254 Drawing in Practice 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213255 Drawing the Body II 15 credits
P 213155 or 197101 R 197200

213256 Contemporary Art Projects A 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213257 Contemporary Art Projects B 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213258 Contemporary Art Projects C 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213259 Contemporary Art Projects D 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213260 Fine Arts Special Topic IIB 30 credits

213261 Contemporary Art Projects F 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213262 Contemporary Art Projects G 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213263 Contemporary Art Projects H 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213264 Contemporary Art Projects I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213265 Contemporary Art Projects J 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213311 Fine Arts Special Topic III 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213355 Drawing the Body III 15 credits
P 213255 or 197200 R 197301

213356 Contemporary Art Projects E 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200 level from College of Creative Arts

213358 Fine Arts Internship 15 credits
P 60 credits at 200 level from the College of Creative Arts R 213412

213359 Contemporary Art Projects K 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level from College of Creative Arts

213360 Fine Arts Special Topic IIIB 30 credits