The course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2012. For students who commenced prior to 2012, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. (ie students who commenced in 2012 should refer to the 2010 Handbook).
The MFAD course has as its main emphasis a professional practice application of project-based studio work, the content of which is structured by candidates in consultation with their supervisor, in the form of a project negotiated with Studio Supervisor/s. Typically it would be configured as a single overall project, with clearly designated milestones of progress relation to each semester. It could also be made up of three relatively discrete projects that come together as a coordinated submission at the end of the course.
The semesters are eached weighted at 50% units studied sequentially as Professional Practice 1 and Professional Practice 2 and Professional Practice 3. Alternatively, students can study part time and include electives as part of their program.
Students are also given the option of enrolling in an approved postgraduate coursework unit from another School with a total weight of 50%.
Students are permitted to undertake 2 x 12.5% weight electives from the attached schedule, as approved by the Course Coordinator, limited to a maximum accumulated weight of 50% in total within the 150% total weighting of the course.