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2007 Associate Degree in Arts(R2B)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast: 150% of the 200% required can be taken at the CCC. Remaining units studied by distance/flexible delivery with additional 1/hr p/week of tutorial assistance.
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 6 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the AssocDegArts in 2007. For students who commenced prior to 2007, 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

The program offers an alternative method of entry for applicants who do not meet the standard admission requirements. It prepares students for entry to further undergraduate degrees in the Arts Faculty of the University of Tasmania. Specific units from the foundation component of the Associate Degree may be taken by students seeking admission to degree programs with specific admission pre-requisites.

Course Objectives

The course aims to meet the needs of students who may have a limited background in arts, and in academic studies in general, by:

  • providing an introductory unit in academic literacies, titled 'Thinking and Writing at University', as well as more advanced units on 'Computer Applications' and 'Critical Thinking';
  • providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of disciplines;
  • providing graduates with core knowledge in at least two arts disciplines; and
  • developing academic and scientific skills to allow students to articulate with confidence into a Bachelors Degree for further in-depth study.

Articulation to/from Course

On successful completion of foundation units students may apply for their enrolment to be transferred to a Bachelor degree. With the exception of 'Thinking and Writing at the University', credit can be given for the units into a Bachelor degree. Students articulating into the Bachelor of Arts degree will be able to receive up to 200% of credit and - given the appropriate selection that satisfies the requirements of two majors - will be able to satisfy the Years 1 and 2 core requirements of the BA specifications. The Associate Degree will also provide an exit point for those students not wishing to take out the BA degree.

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