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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. The 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.

Unsatisfactory 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)

197.388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382

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

213.357 Introduction to Fine Arts Research Methods and Practices 15 credits
P 213.352 or 237.330

237.330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits
P 237.230 or 237.231

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

Part B: Elective courses

213.211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

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 Appraisal Required

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

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