The Preliminary Arts programme (PA) is designed for students who wish to pursue foundation studies in the arts stream or take up certificate or diploma studies in the skills based programmes of Pacific TAFE. This qualification will equip students with a range of skills and knowledge that includes research, communication, critical thinking, and knowledge on Pacific societies, politics and history. This programme provides opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool
The Preliminary Arts programme (PA) under the College of Arts and Humanities will offer the following disciplines:
The Preliminary Arts programme is available by distance and flexible learning from all USP campuses, 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 Preliminary Arts programme will offer the following courses:
|Course Code||Code Course Title||Semester||Mode of learning|
|FOUNDATION ARTS (FNA)|
|LLP14||Preliminary English A||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK, S, T, V, K & Print at all other campuses|
|LLP15||Preliminary English B||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK, S, T, V, K & Print at all other campuses|
|HYP01||The Pacific and World War II||I||Blended at L & Print at all other campuses|
|ISP21||Introduction and Communications Technology||I and II||O-C Online at all campuses|
|PLP01||Preliminary Politics: New Forces in the Pacific||II||Blended at L & Print at all other campuses|
|SOP02||An Introduction to Sociology||I and II||Blended at L & Print at all other campuses|
|TEP02||Preliminary Technology||I and II||Blended at L & 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 the Preliminary Arts Programme:
Students would have successfully completed Form 5 or Year 11 with satisfactory school report and reference from school principal when applying for admission.
Those that scored below 180 in the Fiji Year 12 Examinations or equivalent
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.
The Preliminary Arts programme forms a pathway to the Foundation Arts programme.
Students who have completed the Preliminary Arts programme may take up relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.
|Preliminary Fee Schedule, Regional|
|Fiji FJ$||Cook Is Niue Tokelau NZ$||Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu AUS$||Marshall Is US$||Samoa TALA||Solomon Is SI$||Tonga PA’ANGA||Vanuatu VATU|
|Preliminary (Face-to-face mode)||545||530||470||350||970||1,345||470||34,575|
|Preliminary (Print mode)||330||310||295||210||575||810||285||26,190|