Graduate Certificate


Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma


Master's by coursework


Cross-institution - postgraduate

2006 Graduate Diploma of Art, Design and Environment(F6F)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): (03) 6226 4304 or (03) 6324 3624


The Graduate Diploma 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 two semesters full-time or a maximum of two years part-time.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the GDADE 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 GDADE. 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 GDADE 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 GDADE is part of an articulated sequence of postgraduate programs in Art, Design and Environment, including a Graduate Certificate and a Masters. Students who commence in the Graduate Diploma and terminate their study after completing the core unit FSA503 To the Surface - Approaching Landscape and Wilderness plus a 12.5% elective (a total of 50%) may elect to take out the Graduate Certificate in Art, Design and Environment. Conversely students who complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma (100%) may then apply to complete either FSA751 Professional Practices 2 or FSA753 Research Project and take out the 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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