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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 Master of Fine Arts
MFA

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 Degree of Master of Fine Arts requires that the candidate will:

(a) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Design (Honours) or equivalent with a grade average of at least B; or

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts or the Postgraduate Diploma in Design or equivalent with a grade average of at least B; or

(c) have been awarded an undergraduate degree in design, fine arts, visual arts or equivalent with a grade average of at least B and provide evidence of professional experience of an appropriate kind and duration in an area relevant to the qualification; or

(d) have been granted admission under the Admission with Equivalent Status regulations and demonstrate practical, professional, and scholarly experience at an appropriate level; and

(e) be selected into the programme through an interview and the assessment of a portfolio of art or design work prepared by the applicant.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Fine Arts shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 approved credits, and include completion of Part One and Part Two.

The requirements for Part One and Part Two are prescribed in the Schedule to the Degree.

Specialisations

3. The Master of Fine Arts may be awarded with a subject in either Fine Arts or Design. The subject will be specified following the successful completion of Part One.

4. The Master of Fine Arts may be awarded without a subject.

Student Progression

5. Progression to Part Two will be conditional upon achievement of a B Grade Average over Part One. In special circumstances this may be varied with the approval of the Academic Board.

Completion Requirements

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

7. 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 appropriate exit qualification, should they meet its qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Fine Arts

Part One (120 credits from)

197.821 Advanced Studio Praxis I 60 credits

197.822 Advanced Studio Praxis II 60 credits
P 197.821

Part Two (120 credits from)

197.810 Thesis 120 credits
P (197.805, 197.806, 197.807) or 197.822

197.811 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P (197.805 and 197.806 and 197.807) or 197.822

197.812 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P (197.805, 197.806, 197.807) or 197.822 C 197.811

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