Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 Admission to this programme is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Note: To be admitted a student must meet University entry criteria and, through the submission of a portfolio of recently completed art and/or design work, demonstrate artistic and creative skills and knowledge required for the programme.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

3 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 450 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Schedule

and

b (i) 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

(ii) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

4 a A student must pass each of Parts I, II, III, and IV as listed in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Schedule.

b (i) A student will not normally be permitted to enrol for Part II unless Part I has been completed, nor to enrol for Part III unless Part II has been completed, nor to enrol for Part IV unless Part III has been completed.

(ii) However, a student who has failed to pass one of those parts in its entirety may be allowed at the discretion of Senate or its representative, to enrol for the course or courses needed to complete that Part together with a course or courses towards the next part.

(iii) Only in exceptional circumstances will a student be permitted to enrol for Part III unless Part I has been completed, or to enrol for Part IV unless Part II has been completed.

(iv) A student will not be permitted to enrol for Part IV if they have not completed the requirements listed in Regulation 3b.

General Education Exemptions

5 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses approved by the Head of Elam School of Fine Arts.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Fine Arts.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Conjoint Degrees

6 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Variations

7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

8 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2008. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

90 points: FINEARTS 101–104

30 points from ARTHIST 109, 115, COMMS 100, 104, MĀORI 101, 103, 104, 130, 190, MEDIA 101, PACIFIC 100, 105, 110, and may include up to 15 points from ACADENG 100, 101, ENGLISH 121, ENGWRIT 101, SCIGEN 101

Part II

105 points: FINEARTS 204, 207, 208

Part III

105 points: FINEARTS 305, 308, 309

Part IV

120 points: FINEARTS 408, 409

General Education

30 points from courses in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree

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