Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) – BFA(Hons)

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 a No student on whom the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts has already been conferred may enrol for this degree.

b At the discretion of the Dean of Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries a student who has completed Parts I, II and III for a Bachelor of Fine Arts or its equivalent, and achieved a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in all Fine Arts courses above Stage II, may be permitted to enrol for this degree.

c Where the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries approves enrolment for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) the courses previously passed for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts will be reassigned to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours).

Note: 30 points of the General Education requirement must be completed prior to enrolment.

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 360 points from the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts Schedule

and

b 120 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Schedule.

4 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

5 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Conjoint Degrees

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

Research Project

7 a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor/s appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Dean of Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

b The research project topic must be approved by the Dean of Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries prior to enrolment.

c The research project is to be completed by the last day of the final semester of enrolment in the research project. If, in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, the research project has not been able to be completed by the above deadline, Senate or its representative, acting upon the recommendation of the Head of Department, may approve a limited extension of time, not exceeding two months.

Award of Honours

8 The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) may be awarded with either First Class Honours or Second Class Honours in either First Division or Second Division. The class of Honours shall be determined by the grade achieved in FINEARTS 790.

Withdrawal from Honours

9 A student whose work does not satisfy the standard specified in Regulation 8, or who at any time chooses to withdraw from Honours, may transfer from the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. In that case the courses already passed for, or credited to, the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) may be reassigned to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Variations

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

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2015. The 2008 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA(Hons)) Schedule

Requirement:

120 points: FINEARTS 790 Research Project

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