College of Business & Commerce

FOUNDATION ARTS

This programme is internationally recognised by the Universities New Zealand (UNZ).

DESCRIPTION

The Foundation Arts programme (FNA) is designed to prepare students for degree studies in Arts and other related undergraduate programmes. Students will learn about Pacific societies, their cultures, politics and histories. They will develop research skills, learn to become critical thinkers as well as build on oral and written communication skills. This programme provides opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool.

The Foundation Arts programme under the College of Arts and Humanities offer courses in the following disciplines:

  • Language                              
  • History                  
  • Politics                  
  • Sociology
  • Technology                                                                         

The Foundation Arts programme is available by blended and distance and flexible learning from all USP campuses, and face-to-face and blended at Laucala Campus and at accredited schools in some USP member countries.

TARGET AUDIENCE
  1. Secondary School leavers
  2. Mature Students
LENGTH OF PROGRAMME
Full Time 1 year (8 courses – maximum of 4 courses per semester)
Part time Flexible: students are also given the option to complete the programme at their own pace.
COURSE INFORMATION

The Foundation Arts programme under the College of Arts and Humanities will offer the following courses:

Course Code Code  Course Title  Semester Mode of learning   
                                             FOUNDATION ARTS (FNA)
LLF14 Foundation English A I and II Blended at L, LAB, LTK, S, T, V, K & Print at  all other campuses
LLF15 Foundation   English B I and II Blended at L, LAB, LTK, S, T, V, K & Print at  all other campuses
LLF21 Communication and Language I and II Blended at L, LAB, LTK, S, T, V, K & Print at  all other campuses
                LLF23 Vakadidike Vosa Vakaviti Taumada (Foundation Fijian iTaukei Language Studies) I and II Blended at L
               HYF01 Introduction to Pacific History I Blended at L & Print at all other  campuses
PLF01 Issues in Pacific Politics II Blended at L & Print at all other  campuses
SOF01 The Study of Society and Culture I Blended at L & Print at all other  campuses
SOF02 Foundation Sociology II Blended at L & Print at all other campuses
TEF02 Introduction to Technology A I Blended at L & Print at all other campuses
TEF03 Introduction to Technology B II Blended at L & Print at all other campuses
MAF21 Numeracy Skills I and II Blended at L, LTK, S, T, V, K and Print at all other campuses

Model of Learning:

F: Face to face, B: Blended, P: Print, O: Online        

 Key: L: Laucala, LTK: Lautoka, LAB: Labasa, S: Solomon Is, V: Emalus, T: Tonga, K: Kiribati;                                           

Note:

  • To complete the Foundation Arts Programme, students must pass LLF14, LLF15, and six other foundation courses from LLF21, LLF23, HYF01, PLF01, SOF01, SOF02, TEF02, TEF03, and MAF21, or any other foundation courses on approval of the Head of College Arts and Humanities.
ELIGIBILITY/ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to a Foundation Arts Programme, a person shall:

  • Fiji: Pass in the National Form 6/Year 12 Examination with an aggregate score of 200 out of 400 and at least 50% in each of the four subjects of which one must be English
  • Countries sitting their Senior Secondary Certificate or F6/Year 12 equivalent: Pass with an aggregate score of 4-19 with English not more than 4 and not more than 5 in 3 other subjects
  • From USP Preliminary: Pass in LLP14 & LLP15 and 6 other USP Preliminary courses
  • Completed studies at Form 6 level deemed equivalent to the above
  • Successful completion of Unclassified requirements
  • Those who scored below 180 in the Fiji Year 13 National Examination
  • Those who meet the mature entry requirement
ASSSESSMENT

The award of a grade shall take into account performance in coursework and examination, or coursework only without any final examination for a course approved by Senate to be assessed in that manner.  The final examination and the work assessed during the semester shall each constitute not less than 40% and not more than 60% of the allocation of marks upon which the final grade is based.

QUALIFICATION PATHWAYS

Students who have completed the Foundation Arts programme may take up undergraduate programmes at the University of the South Pacific or other universities and relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.

COURSE FEE SCHEDULE 
Foundation Fee Schedule
  Fiji      FJ$ Cook Is Niue  Tokelau NZ$    Kiribati  Nauru  Tuvalu  AUS$ Marshall  Is    US$ Samoa      TALA   Solomon  Is    SI$  Tonga      PA’ANGA Vanuatu      VATU
Foundation (face-to-face mode 545 530   470 350 970 1,345 470   34,575
Foundation (Print mode) 330   310   295 210 575 810 285 26,190

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