Master of Fine Arts
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 (the 'HDR Rule'), the Academic Board resolutions relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended).
(ii) the degree of Bachelor of Visual Arts and the Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney; and
present evidence of having the aptitude required for undertaking the course, by the method nominated, through a portfolio and/or interview.
The Dean or Associate Dean may admit to candidature an applicant who does not meet the requirements of sub-clause (1), provided that the applicant holds a qualification or qualifications that, in the opinion of the Faculty Graduate School Committee, are equivalent to those prescribed in sub-clause (1).
for applicants wishing to proceed by creative work and research paper, a portfolio of creative work reflecting the applicant's recent art practice;
a statement certifying the applicant's understanding that, subject to the HDR Rule, if the candidature is successful, his or her thesis will be lodged with the University Librarian and made available for immediate public use;
evidence of minimum English language requirements, where not demonstrated by academic qualifications;
In addition, an applicant for admission to part-time candidature must submit a statement that he or she will have sufficient time available to complete the requirements of the degree in accordance with these resolutions.
The Head of Department will appoint a supervisor and associate supervisor for each candidate in accordance with the HDR Rule and Academic Board policies for postgraduate research higher degree supervision.
submit for examination, at a joint exhibition by candidates, a substantial exhibition, screening, performance or installation of works; and
A candidate is normally accepted for candidature on a probationary basis for a period not exceeding one year according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
develop and present a refined research proposal to the satisfaction of the Supervisor and Head of Department; and
The HDR Rule specifies the allowable completion times and submission dates available for full- and part-time candidates in this course.
Candidates may apply to change to part-time candidature thereafter. Visa requirements commonly restrict international students to full-time study only.
A candidate may discontinue enrolment in a unit of study or the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
A candidate may suspend enrolment from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
A candidate may take leave of absence from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
Examination of both the thesis and the creative work and research paper will be conducted in general accordance with standards prescribed by Academic Board for the Doctor of Philosophy, except that:
two examiners will be appointed by the Faculty, at least one of whom shall be external to the University;
in the case of a candidate proceeding by creative work and research paper, the examiners will examine the creative work and the research paper at an oral examination chaired, in a non-voting capacity, by the Director of the Faculty's Graduate School or his/her nominee.
These course resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2012 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2012 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed within the time limits specified in those resolutions. The Dean or Associate Dean may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.