Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design (Specialisation) (F5D)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 067924B
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type. International students please refer to International Services.

The Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design is a professionally oriented course that facilitates technical and conceptual development through studio practice. Specialisations include: Curatorial Studies, Drawing, E-Media, 3D Design, Painting, Photography Printmaking, Public Art and Sculpture.. Those interested in Graphic Design are encouraged to consider the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication.

The Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design is a one-semester full-time or equivalent half-time program.

The GCFAD aims to provide a high quality recognised qualification at postgraduate level in a professional practice-oriented coursework program Students complete a professional practice project or a series of such projects agreed upon in consultation with the Postgraduate Course Coordinator and Supervisor/s. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions including individual studio practice, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design is intended either as a short-term opportunity to develop a professional project, or as a possible pathway into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Fine Art and Design.

Students undertake either full time (one semester, 50% unit load) or part time (2 semesters, 25% load in each semester) study.

Students are permitted to undertake 4 x 12.5% weight electives from the attached schedule, as approved by the Course Coordinator.

The GCFAD course has as its main emphasis a professional practice application of project-based studio work, the content of which is structured by candidates in consultation with their Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and Supervisor/s, in the form of a negotiated study contract and approved by the School. Typically it would be configured as an overall project, with the final outcome a professional portfolio of work.

Schedule

Choose 50 points of the following units

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art, design, theoretical or curatorial work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. Projects are supervised by academic staff…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art, design, theoretical or curatorial work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. Projects are supervised by academic staff…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consists of a professional placement in a Graphic Design, Multi-media Design, Digital Design or arts related business or enterprise that results in a project or projects complemented with appropriate documentation. The proposed professional placement and the projects are agreed upon…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Consists of a professional placement in a Graphic Design, Multi-media Design, Digital Design or arts related business or enterprise that results in a project or projects complemented with appropriate documentation. The proposed professional placement and the projects are agreed upon…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students may choose up to 25 points from the list below, or advanced level undergraduate units from the BFA schedule, with approval of the Course Coordinator

In this unit you will develop a visual diary or journal and a proposal and work-plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the field of contemporary art or design which will be pursued in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Postgraduate Complementary Project provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. Students can choose a topic for special investigation that may be either practical or curatorial in nature. Complementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Postgraduate Complementary Project provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. Students can choose a topic for special investigation that may be either practical or curatorial in nature. Complementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate the potential to undertake the GCFAD. Personal or telephone interviews may be required.

Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art or visual communications, or in a cognate discipline, with credit or above results in their final year of major.

A person who possesses such other qualifications and professional experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to that provided for by an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the course.

Supporting information is required with all applications as follows:

A study proposal

Please follow the proposal guidelines outlined below.

Your initial proposal forms the basis of your project, to be discussed and reworked in consultation with your supervisor early in the program.

  • A digital portfolio
  • Please provide up to 20 images of your recent work either as jpeg files no larger than 1MB each or send a web link to your visual work online.
  • Your curriculum vitae

Please focus on details of experience relevant to this application.

  • Educational qualifications

Please provide certified copies of your academic transcripts.

Your study proposal should be approximately 1,000words in length and include the following:

1)        A brief description of your project, outlining your intentions and proposed outcomes.

2)        An outline of the strategies you will employ in the development of your project.

In the case of studio-based projects, this should include the practical and / or technical steps required.

3)        A discussion of the significance of the project, explaining why this project is of interest to you in personal, social or artistic terms. Where relevant refer to previous projects that you have worked on.

4)        A summary of contextual references for your project. This may include other work in the field that is relevant to your project in terms of idea, theme, style, method or technique.

Articulation from

Credit may be given, at the discretion of the Faculty, for achievements by students in other awards and professional practice areas at equivalent level.

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design, may be eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art and Design with full credit. Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art and Design may apply to undertake the Master of Fine Art and Design with full credit.

Articulation to

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design may be eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Visual Communication. Credit applications will be considered subject to the entry conditions and specialist requirements within the other courses.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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