Requirements for all degrees

You need to satisfy requirements as determined by academic staff, including attendance, communicated to you through the Sydney College of the Arts Handbook, unit of study outlines, other written notifications and/or verbally through tutorials or seminars. All requirements must be met in order to be eligible for an assessment.

Assessment criteria for all degrees

Your work will be assessed according to the following criteria, based on: attendance; participation and responsiveness to the unit of study and academic direction; written work; studio work and other unit of study work; tutorial and seminar team discussion. These criteria apply to studio-based learning and to theory units of study.

1. Competence

Demonstration of the development and application of practical and intellectual competency and skills appropriate to the unit of study.

2. Development

Demonstration of the ability to initiate and realise your own objectives for studio practice and theory work within the requirements of the unit of study and of your developing knowledge of the historical and theoretical context of your practice. You are expected to improve your abilities, competency and understanding over the course of a semester, and over successive semesters.

3. Critical Awareness

Demonstration of developing a critical awareness and knowledge of the unit of study and the ability to objectively evaluate your own work, select appropriate methods and materials and to formulate and evaluate ideas/methods.

4. Commitment

Demonstration of commitment and self-motivation in respect of the unit of study. The level of commitment to study in the academic program is reflected in:

  • the development of self-motivation applied to individual, group or assignment-based work;
  • the degree of participation in all units of study including group work, project submissions, essays and discussions;
  • the development of a consistent work pattern; and
  • the regularity and punctuality of attendance and submissions.

5. Innovation

Demonstration of innovative and imaginative thinking, appropriate to the unit of study, evidencing the quality of ideas underlying your work and development in your studies.