Diploma in Visual Arts

SUMMARY

Level
Diploma(MNQF Level 5)
Duration
1 year(2 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time)
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 6,960

previous Intake

previous Intake
February Intake 2024
Campus
Male' (Full-Time)

Overview

This course aims to provide background knowledge to specialize in the area of visual arts and work as skilled artists upon completion of the course. This program will provide the students with a range of practical skills from drawing and painting to design and photography and new media technologies that could contribute in major ways to the development of a cottage industry in local souvenirs such as calendars, mugs, t shirts, bags printed with Maldivian motives, postcards and so on.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) Two passes at GCE AL/HSC or equivalent OR
  • ii) Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR
  • iii) Completion of MNU Certificate 4 - Foundation Studies program (any) or equivalent OR

Alternative Entry

  • i) Completion of a level 4 qualification (unrelated) and successful completion of MQA approved University Preparation Program OR
  • ii) 20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience and successful completion of MQA approved University Preparation Program

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ART113
World Art History (CORE)
870
ART115
Drawing I (CORE)
870
ART117
Graphic Design I (CORE)
870
GEN105
Academic Discourse (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ART119
2D studio (CORE)
870
ART121
Painting I (CORE)
870
ART123
Print Making (CORE)
870
DHI113
Dhivehi for Professionals (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480
Course Total 120 CP
Total: 6,960

Careers

This program will equip students for a career in the visual and creative arts, from gallery professionals and professional artists to curators, educators and government arts workers. The skills and knowledge students gain will equip to adapt and succeed in the expanding and changing landscape of the creative arts and will also serve as the foundation for further studies in education, or professional practice.