This programme is internationally recognised by the Universities New Zealand (UNZ).
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:
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.
|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.|
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;
To be admitted to a Foundation Arts Programme, a person shall:
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.
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.
|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|