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2006 Graduate Certificate in Art, Design and Environment(F5F)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum .5 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


The Graduate Certificate in Art, Design and Environment is offered on a HECS-basis to Australian students by the Tasmanian School of Art at Hobart. It can be completed in a minimum of one semester full-time or a maximum of one year part-time.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the GCADE in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate, during an interview process, or by application for international students, and through a portfolio submission, the potential to undertake the GCADE. Normally applicants should have a degree in Fine Art, Design, or in an accepted cognate discipline. 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.

Course Objectives

The GCADE aims to develop graduates':

  • understanding of the role and potential of art and design as effective tools for interpretation and interrogation of the natural, wilderness and developed environments;
  • ability to employ creative problem solving and visual communication skills in addressing complex environmental, political and social issues;
  • applicable knowledge comprising an interconnected mix of creative, technological and environmental histories and practices to diverse international circumstances.

Articulation to/from Course

The GCADE is part of an articulated sequence of postgraduate programs in Art, Design and Environment, including a Graduate Diploma and a Masters. Students who enrol in the Graduate Certificate and complete the core unit FSA503 To the Surface -- Approaching Landscape and Wilderness plus a 12.5% elective (a total of 50%) may then elect to enrol in FSA750 Professional Practices 1 (50%) and take out a Graduate Diploma in Art, Design and Environment (ie a total of 100%). Students who complete the unit requirements for a Graduate Diploma in Art, Design and Environment may enrol in either FSA751 Professional Practices 2 or FSA753 Research Project (50% for either option) and on completion are then eligible to graduate with a Masters of Art, Design and Environment (a total of 150%).

Miscellaneous Information


Students with other postgraduate awards may apply for credit.

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