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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

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

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and

(b) be selected into the Qualification based partially on the assessment of a portfolio of work submitted by the applicant, and an interview at the discretion of the University.

2. An applicant who holds the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts shall not be admitted to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours shall follow a parts based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising:

(a) Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV as specified in Schedule A;

(b) elective courses from Schedule B to the Degree; and/or elective courses from Schedule C to the Degree of the Bachelor of Design with Honours; or any other course. And including:

(c) not more than 165 credits at 100 level;

(d) at least 90 credits at 200-level;

(e) at least 105 credits at 300-level;

(f) at least 120 credits at 400 level or above.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, holders of a Massey University Diploma in Photography who are admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, may, on surrender of the diploma, be permitted to transfer up to 120 credits at 100-level and up to 75 credits at 200-level to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

Specialisations

5. The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

6. In order to progress to Part II the candidate shall have passed a total of 75 credits at 100 level with at least 60 credits from the Part I courses including one of 237.130 or 237.131.

7. For progression to Part IV of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, candidates must have passed the Part III credits from Schedule A.

8. The Academic Board may grant exemptions to the requirements of Regulations 6 and 7 based on the subjects studied and prior performance of the student.

9. The Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours may be awarded with First Class Honours or with Second Class Honours Division I or Second Class Honours Division II or with Third Class Honours. The class of Honours awarded shall be determined by the examiners on the performance of the candidate in Part IV of the programme.

Completion Requirements

10. The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours must be completed within the following timeframes:

(a) five consecutive academic years for full time students

(b) eight consecutive academic years for part-time students

unless a specified time of suspension or extension has been approved by the Academic Board. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Programme Director. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic record.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Bachelor of Fine Arts should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Schedule A

Part One

Compulsory courses

237.130 Communication for Makers 15 credits
R 237.101, 237.114

237.131 Conversations in Creative Cultures 15 credits
R 237.102

Plus one of

213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 15 credits
R 197.132

213.158 Studio I (Art Place) 15 credits
R 197.131

Plus three of

198.157 Studio I (Object) 15 credits
R 197.132

212.157 Studio I (Dress) 15 credits
R 197.135

213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 15 credits
R 197.132

213.158 Studio I (Art Place) 15 credits
R 197.131

221.157 Studio I (Lens) 15 credits
R 221.101

222.157 Studio I (Screen) 15 credits
R 197.131

222.158 Studio I (Type) 15 credits
R 197.131, 222.100

223.157 Studio I (Material) 15 credits
R 197.133

224.157 Studio I (Space) 15 credits
R 197.131

Part Two

Compulsory courses

213.241 Art Studio IIA 30 credits
P 213.157 or 213.158 or (197.131 and 197.132) R 213.251

213.242 Art Studio IIB 30 credits
P 213.241 R 213.251

237.230 Creative Cultures & Contexts I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level R 198.281, 212.202, 213.252, 221.281, 222.281, 223.202, 224.281

Plus one of

197.288 Creative Collaboration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

237.231 Creative Cultures & Contexts II 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

Part Three

Compulsory courses

213.341 Art Studio IIIA 30 credits
P 213.242 or (213.251 or 213.201) R 213.300, 213.351

213.342 Art Studio IIIB 30 credits
P 213.341 R 213.300, 213.351

213.357 Introduction to Fine Arts Research Methods and Practices 15 credits
P 213.352 or 237.330

237.330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits
P 237.230 or 237.231

Plus one of

197.388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382

237.331 Creative Cultures & Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level

Part Four

Compulsory Courses

213.441 Art Studio IV A Research 30 credits
P (213.342 or 213.351) and 213.357 C 213.463 R 213.401, 213.451

213.442 Art Studio IV B 45 credits
P 213.440 or 213.441 R 213.401, 213.461

213.463 Fine Arts Research Seminar 15 credits
P 213.357 or Appraisal Required C 213.441

Plus one of

197.465 Creative Leadership 15 credits
P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358

213.465 Exhibition 15 credits
C (198.454 or 198.455 or 212.454 or 212.455 or 213.442 or 221.454 or 221.455 or 222.454 or 222.455 or 223.454 or 223.455 or 224.454 or 224.455) or Permission Head of School

237.465 Creative Exposition 15 credits
P [237.330 and (198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358)] or Appraisal Required

Schedule B

213.150 Painting 15 credits
R 213.203

213.151 Contemporary Sculpture 15 credits
R 213.204

213.154 Contemporary Drawing 15 credits

213.155 Drawing the Body I 15 credits

213.211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213.254 Drawing in Practice 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213.255 Drawing the Body II 15 credits
P 213.155 or 197.101 R 197.200

213.256 Contemporary Art Projects A 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213.257 Contemporary Art Projects B 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213.258 Contemporary Art Projects C 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213.259 Contemporary Art Projects D 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213.260 Fine Arts Special Topic IIB 30 credits

213.261 Contemporary Art Projects F 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213.262 Contemporary Art Projects G 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213.263 Contemporary Art Projects H 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213.264 Contemporary Art Projects I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213.265 Contemporary Art Projects J 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213.311 Fine Arts Special Topic III 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213.355 Drawing the Body III 15 credits
P 213.255 or 197.200 R 197.301

213.356 Contemporary Art Projects E 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200 level from College of Creative Arts

213.358 Fine Arts Internship 15 credits
P 60 credits at 200 level from the College of Creative Arts R 213.412

213.359 Contemporary Art Projects K 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level from College of Creative Arts

213.360 Fine Arts Special Topic IIIB 30 credits

213.411 Fine Arts Special Topic IV 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213.464 Art in Context 15 credits
P 75 credits at 300-level

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