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Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1  Course codes

Code Course title
BHVISARH-02 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

2  Attendance pattern

3  Admission to candidature

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), a student must meet the requirements of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and in addition:

(a) have completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney or an equivalent recognised institution, with an average of 70% or above;

(b) present a research proposal outlining the proposed topic of investigation, and present a portfolio of creative work demonstrating a level of expertise for honours.

4  Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) course are set out in Table A of the Bachelor of Visual Arts.

5  Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)  Honours, involving a research project, is available to meritorious candidates, who complete an additional year of full time study after the completion of the pass degree. Honours can be undertaken by studio practice and research paper or by dissertation.

(2)  To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) degree a candidate must complete 48 credit points comprising:

(a) By studio practice and research paper:

(i) 30 credit points of Honours Studio units; and

(ii) 6 credit points of an honours seminar unit of study prescribed as listed in the Honours units of study table for the Bachelor of Visual Arts.

(iii) 12 credit points of electives as listed in the Honours unit of study table for the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours).

(b) By dissertation:

(i) 30 credit points of Honours Dissertation units of study; and

(ii) 6 credit points of an honours seminar unit of study prescribed by the Faculty as listed in the Honours units of study table for the Bachelor of Visual Arts.

(iii) 12 credit points of electives as listed in the Honours unit of study table for the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours).

6  Award of the degree

(1)  The Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Coursework Policy and Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

(2)  Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

7  Transitional provisions

(1)  These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2023 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.