The normal academic load for ADM students is 17 – 19 AUs per semester. For each semester in Year One, the six courses comprise the Foundation Studio, Art History and General Education Requirement (GER) courses. All ADM Year One students will be automatically enrolled in the following Foundation courses in
- DN1001: Foundation Drawing
- DN1002: Foundation 2D
- DN1003: Foundation 3D
- DN1004: Foundation 4D
- DD1003: Introduction to the Histories of Art I
- *DD0000 Writing Narratives for Creative Media or HW0209 Academic Communication in the Arts, Design and Media Studies
*Note: All ADM students are to read two compulsory GER Core Communication Skills courses, DD0000 Writing Narratives for Creative Media or HW0209 Academic Communication in the Arts, Design and Media Studies in Year One. All ADM Year One students are pre-allocated in one of the two GER-CORE Communication Skills course in Semester One but are required to register the other GER-CORE Communication Skills course on their own in Semester Two.
The courses DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I and DD1004 Introduction to the Histories of Art II are Core Art History requirements in all majors and are offered during Semesters One and Two respectively. These courses comprise a 2-hour lecture and a 1½-hour tutorial per week. Each course carries 3 AUs.
In Semester Two, all students have to register for their courses through the Students Automated Registration Systems (STARS). Students can refer to the Step-by-Step Guide on Course Registration for more information.
All ADM Year One students will register the 2nd GER Core Communication Skills course and their Foundation courses dependent on their allocation of Major, as there are two different sets of Foundation courses for Design Art and Media Art respectively. Students also have to register for GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions.
In Semester Two, students may also read courses in the GER Prescribed Electives category to satisfy the GER requirements of the BFA degree. For the course descriptions please click here.
For further information, please refer to the hyperlink under Subject Registration (Year 1) attached below.
Year Two, Three and Four
All ADM Year 2, 3 and 4 Students will register for courses in Core and Major Prescribed Electives using Student Automated Registration System (STARS). Students will be granted access to STARS based on your Registration Study Year. Students are to check your personalised date and time for registration through Studentlink.
AUs earned to date + AUs registered in the previous semester > minimum AU required to be promoted to the next study year
For the details on the classification of study year, please refer to Academic Units System.
The registration period will be per university-designated times and will follow the standard university process and procedures. Please refer to NTU Course Registration page for registration information and class schedule:
*NOTE: Class schedule for courses offered by ADM can be found here.
All Core Compulsory Courses in each Major area will have places reserved for students in the Major area. Students in each Major area are assured of a place in their Core Compulsory Courses. After Major area students have enrolled, the remaining places are open to any ADM student to enroll as a Major Prescribed Elective.
Each course will be capped at a number of places that can be accommodated by the instructor and the facilities.
For Major Prescribed Electives offered by each major area, these courses are open to ANY student from ANY major to enroll. The process for enrolling will follow the standard university process. In NTU, a student in Year Four is allowed access to elective courses first, followed by Year Three, and Year Two. This ensures that students closer to graduation may enroll in the courses necessary to allow them to complete the BFA Degree requirements in 4 years.
Certain exceptions may be made if there is reason to allow a student to enroll in a course even though the class is full. The School will attempt to help students to enroll in the courses needed whenever possible to ensure that each student is able to graduate in 4 years. For special cases, please see the Associate Chair (Academic) or the Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programmes.
*NOTE: Any changes to the class schedule will be notified via the School's website and if necessary, through students' NTU email account.
For assistance on studentlink password or NTU email, please refer to CITS.
For assistance on NTULearn, please refer to here.
For detailed course registration information, please refer to the documents attached below:
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programme
Course Registration - Study Year 1
Course Registration (Year 2-4) - for students admitted from AY2011 to AY2016
cs_registration_yrs2 to 4 (AY2011-AY2016).pdf
Course Registration (Year 2-4) - for students admitted in AY2017
cs_registration_yrs2 to 4 (AY2017).pdf
Course Registration (Year 2-4) – for students admitted in AY2018
cs_registration_yrs2 to 4 (AY2018).pdf