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2012 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 thecourse in 2010. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 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 anfoundation levelunits in academic literacies, titled 'Thinking and Writing at University', as well as units on 'Computer Applications' and 'Foundations of 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 to transfer to a Bachelor degree. The foundation units cannot count to a Bachelor degree (subject to Bachelor rules). The Associate Degree will also provide an exit point for those students not wishing to take out a Bachelor degree.

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