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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Master of Fine Art and Design (MFAD)

Course details (F7D)


1 To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate, during an interview process, the potential to undertake the MFAD. Normally applicants should have a visual arts degree.
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.
2 Candidates for the degree shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and a half years of full-time study (or its equivalent in one year) and not more than four years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3[i] To qualify for the award, the candidate shall successfully complete the requirements of the award as listed in Schedule A.
[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with Schedule A, accompanying these specifications.
4[i] Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in Schedule A.
[ii] A candidate may enrol in up to 150% in one full year subject to approval.
[iii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
[iv] In every case the candidate’s choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for previous studies

5 Upon admission into the course a student may apply for credit. Normally, students who have graduated with a Graduate Diploma or with an Honours award may, at the discretion of the Faculty, be awarded up to 33.3% toward the MFAD, or credit up to 33.3% may be given, at the discretion of the Faculty, for achievements by candidates in other awards and professional practice areas.


6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications.
7[i] These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1997 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Master of Fine Art Studies prior to that date, and have not passed in any units towards that degree by that date.
[ii] Candidates who have passed in units towards the Master of Fine Arts Studies, the Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts or the Graduate Diploma of Art, Craft and Design under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 1997 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Fine Art and Design with full equivalent credit at the discretion of the faculty and in accordance with university guidelines for maximum credit, or to graduate in accordance with those degree specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature [a] .
8 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Fine Art and Design shall be MFAD.

[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

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