309815 v.2 Graduate Diploma in Art
Course CRICOS Code: 062560K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year
The course provides the opportunity to develop individual initiatives and creative capacities in any of the major studies offered within the Department of Art including textiles, painting, print media, sculpture, jewellery and three-dimensional design, electronic arts, drawing, ceramics, fashion, photography, installation, performance and audio-visual technologies. It is designed to extend undergraduate program studies and to provide vocational and mid-career studio training for artists and educators. The course consists of individually negotiated studio programs, undertaken with a common core of theoretical studies, providing for the development of critical and research skills in specific areas of interest.
Graduates find employment in a wide range of art related professions. As well as working as independent professional studio practitioners, earning through direct sales, commissions and public exhibition works, graduates have been employed as curators in major museums including the Singapore Art Museum and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Graduates have also obtained positions as arts administrators and curators in university galleries and regional galleries around Australia.
Many of our graduates are teachers in art schools such as La Salle and NAFA in Singapore, Sydney College of the Arts, Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia, Victorian College of Arts, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Others are employed in the Australian TAFE sector and in secondary education.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
An approved undergraduate degree or its equivalent in any of the related disciplines of visual arts. Applications are also considered from candidates whose standing as visual arts practitioners or educators recommends them as being capable of undertaking and benefiting from postgraduate studio studies. All applicants are required to submit a detailed study proposal supported by a folio of work. The quality of the study proposal, the supporting evidence of skills, competence and creative capacities are factors in establishing entry. Applicants are advised to seek early consultation with the MA/Graduate Diploma Coordinator before submitting a study proposal.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Exemption from some diploma course units may be granted on the basis of substantial relevant practice in visual arts, or passes in relevant graduate units.
Duration and Availability
This one year full-time or equivalent part-time study fee-paying course is available to International Onshore students and domestic students. A limited number of places are available each year in the course. While it is possible that all study areas maybe available in any one year, the selection of applicants is based upon an evaluation of the applicant's study proposal, the capacity to bring it to a successful conclusion and the Department's ability to support and supervise the work.
The student, in consultation with an appointed staff supervisor, constructs a studio program based upon the submitted study proposal. The course consists of project units relating to the individual's studio program and associated theoretical studies.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
310729 v.1 Art Project 591 6.0 50.0
310731 v.1 Art Research Seminar 591 3.0 25.0
6301 v.8 Art Theory 501 3.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
310730 v.1 Art Project 592 6.0 50.0
6322 v.8 Art Theory 502 3.0 25.0
SELECT 1 ELECTIVE 25.0
# As an alternative to this unit, students may select an elective in consultation with the Course Coordinator