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Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design (Specialisation)

Course Description

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type. International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/international
The Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design is a professionally oriented course that facilitates technical and conceptual development through studio practice. Specialisations include: Curatorial Studies, Drawing, E-Media, 3D Design, Painting, Photography Printmaking, Public Art and Sculpture.. Those interested in Graphic Design are encouraged to consider the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication.
The Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design is a one-semester full-time or equivalent half-time program.

The GCFAD aims to provide a high quality recognised qualification at postgraduate level in a professional practice-oriented coursework program Students complete a professional practice project or a series of such projects agreed upon in consultation with the Postgraduate Course Coordinator and Supervisor/s. This course allows a great deal of flexibility for students and involves a substantial amount of independent study.

[[Career Outcomes]]
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions including individual studio practice, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice.

[[Additional Information]]
The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications.
These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art and Design prior to that date, and have not passed in any units towards that degree by that date.
The approved abbreviation for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Fine Art and Design shall be GCFAD.
[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

Supporting information is required with all applications as follows:
*A study proposal
Please follow the proposal guidelines outlined below.
Your initial proposal forms the basis of your project, to be discussed and reworked in consultation with your supervisor early in the program.
*A digital portfolio
*Please provide up to 20 images of your recent work either as jpeg files no larger than 1MB each or send a web link to your visual work online.
*Your curriculum vitae
Please focus on details of experience relevant to this application.
*Educational qualifications
Please provide certified copies of your academic transcripts.
Your study proposal should be approximately 1,000words in length and include the following:
1). A brief description of your project, outlining your intentions and proposed outcomes.
2). An outline of the strategies you will employ in the development of your project.
In the case of studio-based projects, this should include the practical and / or technical steps required.
3). A discussion of the significance of the project, explaining why this project is of interest to you in personal, social or artistic terms. Where relevant refer to previous projects that you have worked on.
4). A summary of contextual references for your project. This may include other work in the field that is relevant to your project in terms of idea, theme, style, method or technique.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

[[English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.
International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

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Entry Requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate the potential to undertake the GCFAD. Personal or telephone interviews may be required. Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art or visual communications, or in a cognate discipline, with credit or above results in their final year of major. A person who possesses such other qualifications and professional experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to that provided for by an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the course.

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