Master of Studio Art
Course structure and requirements
Over the period of the course, Master of Studio Arts students develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance studio practice.
Academic advisers monitor progress and assist their students in the development of the project through dialogue and critical feedback. Students have access to technological facilities on the SCA campus and the support of technical staff.
Students choose one elective unit of study per semester from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to the individual needs of the student. An assessment of works completed for an elective will be delivered by a panel consisting of two SCA academic staff members at the end of each semester.
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
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The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.
The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature requires:
the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; and
the presentation of a portfolio of creative work demonstrating the ability to undertake advanced art practise and coursework.
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed to be equivalent and sufficient to undertake the award.
An applicant may be required to undertake preliminary or qualifying studies, and complete such preliminary examinations as the faculty may prescribe, before admission to candidature.
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in
Table A: Table of postgraduate core units of study; and
Table B: Table of postgraduate elective units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Studio Art a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
36 credit points of core units of study from Table A; and
12 credit points of elective units of study from Table B.
Candidates may apply to the course coordinator to substitute six credit points of Table B electives with any other postgraduate coursework unit of study in the University. Permission may also be required from the coordinator of the chosen unit.
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.