Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation) (F6G)

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 atwww.utas.edu.au/international

The Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma of Visual Communication.

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

Duration

1 Years full time

Up to 3 Years part time

Location

Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

1 Years full time

Location

Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 067925A


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The GDFAD aims to provide a high quality recognised qualification at postgraduate level in a professional practice-oriented coursework program. The course provides a flexibly structured program with the capability of cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-campus study which allows students, in conjunction with the School, to design a course which best serves their professional needs. Students complete a professional practice project or a series of such projects agreed upon in consultation with the Course Coordinator and Supervisor/s. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.

Course structure

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

Students undertake either full time (two semesters, 50% unit load in each semester) or part time (4 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 GDFAD 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

Students choose 100 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 self-directed professional practice project or series of projects extending those undertaken in Professional Practices 1, and agreed upon in consultation with the students' supervisor and the coursework postgraduate coordinator. Projects are supervised by academic staff from one…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Consists of a self-directed professional practice project or series of projects extending those undertaken in Professional Practices 1, and agreed upon in consultation with the students' supervisor and the coursework postgraduate coordinator. Projects are supervised by academic staff from one…

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma 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.

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate the potential to undertake the GDFAD. 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.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

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 Diploma in Fine Art and Design, may be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Fine Art and Design with full credit.

The Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design can be used as an exit point for students who are unable to continue with study in the Master of Fine Art and Design, and who have completed the equivalent number of units to complete the GDFAD award.

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 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.