This programme can be completed in four years; attending classes on 2 nights per week from 6:15 to 9:30 pm. Advice on module selection will be available to all students prior to the commencement of the course.
The programme is divided into three levels, with students commencing the programme at level one and progressing through to level three. The programme is taken in its entirety. Students choose one of the two common foundation years (A or B), and then in level two specialise in two subject streams of their choice and these subject streams continue into level three.
Level 1 modules introduce the broad historical and theoretical foundations of five academic disciplines and develop core skills of reading, thinking and analysis. In addition, students also take the ‘ARTS Learning Lab’ a year -long module which introduces the academic conventions of higher education. The learning lab is a learner centered module which develops academic awareness, communication skills, research skills and encourages learner participation.
At Level 2 students select the two subject streams that will continue to form the basis of their study to the end of the degree. Each stream offers two modules that further develop the students’ interests and knowledge across a wide range of specialised historical and theoretical areas within the discipline, building on the knowledge and intellectual skills introduced at level 1. At level 2 students also take ‘The Arts Today: Tradition and Modernity’, an interdisciplinary module designed to link their learning across subject areas. In accord with the interdisciplinary ethos of the programme, this module encourages students to think across the boundaries of their subject areas through a focused exploration of ideas and issues common to the humanities in general.
Level 3 provides a further two modules from the two selected subject streams that will extend the student’s understanding of the theory, conceptual frameworks and contemporary practice of the disciplines to a high level. At Level 3 students also write a supervised thesis on an academic topic of their own choice. Each level thus incrementally builds the student’s skills across the span of the programme