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Winchester Bachelor of Arts 2023-24

Academic Regulations: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

SchoolWinchester School of Art
Final Award

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

With exit awards of:

Certificate of Higher Education
Diploma of Higher Education

Programme(s)
  • BA (Hons) Games Design and Art
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing with Management
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Dalian)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts (Dalian)
Last modifiedApril 2023

The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
  • Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.

The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.

Exemptions

The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists.

The following programmes are exempt from clause 5.4 under section 5: Repeat of the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes. Students do not have the right to repeat externally and must repeat internally.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Dalian)

BA (Hons) Graphic Arts (Dalian)

Variations

The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists:

This variation is valid for 6 years commencing from 2018/19.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design 
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design 
  • BA (Hons) Games Design and Art  
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts 
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art 
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing with Management
Existing University RegulationApproved Variation
4.2

Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4, and to whom 4.1 does not apply, may Refer in Failed Modules totalling at most 15 ECTS (30 CATS).

A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4, and to whom 4.1 does not apply, may Refer in Failed Modules totalling at most 30 ECTS (60 CATS).

This variation is valid for 8 years commencing from 2018/19.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Dalian)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts (Dalian)
Existing University RegulationApproved Variation
2.1

Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

The University standard Module Pass Mark for undergraduate students taking Modules at all levels is 40. Where professional standards, including but not limited to PSRB requirements, require a Module Pass Mark that differs from the University standard this will be stated in the relevant programme regulations.

For students transferring to Part 2 of UK programmes at WSA the Module Pass Mark for ARTD1135 Academic English for Art & Design is 50. Additionally, a mark of 50 or above is required in each sub-component.

 

4.2

Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4, and to whom 4.1 does not apply, may Refer in Failed Modules totalling at most 15 ECTS (30 CATS).

A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4, and to whom 4.1 does not apply, may Refer in all Failed Modules totalling at most 60 ECTS (120 CATS).
3.5

Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

A student who does not Pass has a right to Refer if eligible according to the Referral criteria laid out in paragraphs 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 and section 6 below. A student not eligible to Refer has a right to Repeat as laid out in sections 5 and 6 below.

A student who would normally be required to Repeat because of failure in a module or element of assessment that is Core to the programme learning outcomes will be permitted to progress to the next Part of the programme but will be required to undertake further assessment (up to 60 ECTS (120 CATS) credits during that next Part of the programme.  Specific guidance and support will be provided to such students in consideration of the additional workload. 
3.0

Transfer, Suspension, Withdrawal and Termination regulations

In determining the duration of any suspension and the most appropriate time for the student to return to study, due account will be taken of the structure of the programme as well as the student’s needs.  Where suspension is agreed for medical reasons, Faculties may require a student to provide medical certification of fitness to return to study or to attend a Fitness to Practice Panel before allowing re-enrolment  to occur.  Students may apply to extend a period of suspension for further periods of up to twelve months at a time; however, suspensions covering periods greater than twenty four (24) months continuously will normally be granted only under the most exceptional circumstances. Students unable or unwilling to return to study after twenty four (24) months in suspension may be recommended for termination of programme.

The period of suspension allowable within a student’s registration period will be limited to a maximum of 24 months, in total, across all Parts of the programme.

Additional Requirements

The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations.

None apply

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.

Disclaimer

As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.

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