1. Candidates for the Diploma of Fine Arts and Design shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission including those for Admission for Alternative Entry.
2. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than four years from the time of first enrolment.
3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass 100% of units from the Bachelor of Fine Arts schedule comprising:
(a) 50% of Introductory level units
(b) up to 50% of Intermediate level units
(c) With the approval of the course coordinator (on the basis of exceptional ability and existing degree or relevant cognate study) students may be allowed to undertake the equivalent of a studio or Art Theory major (i.e. 2 x 12.5% Introductory level, 2 x 12.5% Intermediate and 2 x 25% Advanced level units).
4. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Schedule.
6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting.
7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
8. 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
9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the diploma.
10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.
11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
12. The approved abbreviation for the Diploma of Fine Arts and Design shall be DipFAD.