Courses Handbook 2010

300028 v.5 Bachelor of Arts (Design and Art) (Honours)

BA(Hons)(Curtin) OR BA (Design and Art) (Honours)

This course is pending registration for International Onshore Students on Student Visas. Please contact the Curtin International Office to determine availability for International students.

Introduction (HB)

The Honours program consists of specialised and intensive, studio-based studies in the fields of design and art. It encourages intellectual and creative involvement at an advanced level appropriate to professional practice. Students are assisted in developing an individual course of study in consultation with academic staff from their chosen studio specialization. The program provides a critical and supportive environment emphasizing independent research and development. Studio practice is complemented by individual and group tutorials in the context of a challenging contemporary theoretical program. This course is an ideal preparation for higher research degree studies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Refer to Admission into Honours Degree Programs and Regulations for Honours Degrees (General Information section). Only students with outstanding performance in undergraduate studio practice will be considered for entry to the honours program. Students intending to apply for entry must have achieved a minimum course weighted average of 65 per cent. Candidates must inform the art honours coordinator of their intention to apply for entry to the honours program by the end of fifth semester.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The honours program is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Additional Course Expenses (HB)

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Project unit will require a Retainable Fee.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
10409 v.9   Theory 491 3.0 25.0
310725 v.3   Research Seminar 491 3.0 25.0
310726 v.2   Project 491 6.0 50.0
Year 1 Semester 2
10411 v.8   Theory 492 3.0 25.0
310727 v.2   Project Seminar 492 3.0 25.0
310728 v.2   Project 492 6.0 50.0
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