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Course Registration Matters

Year One

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 

Semester 1:

  • DN1001: Foundation Drawing
  • DN1002: Foundation 2D
  • DN1003: Foundation 3D
  • DN1004: Foundation 4D
  • DD1003: Introduction to the Histories of Art I

During Year One, all ADM students have to complete two courses in GER CORE- Communication Skills. It is compulsory to read the course, DD0000 Writing Narratives for Creative Media in Year One and students can choose to read the course in Semester One or Two. For the second GER Core- Communication Skills course, students have a choice between HW0105 Academic Communication in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (offered in Semester One Of Year One) and HW0209 Academic Communication in the Arts, Design and Media Studies (offered in Semester Two of Year One).

In Semester Two, all ADM Year One students will register for the Foundation Core courses dependent on the 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.

  • The Registration Study Year for registration of courses for Semester One is determined by the following:

    s earned to date (after release of previous semester's examination results) > minimum AUs required to be promoted to the next study year

  • The Registration Study Year for registration of courses for Semester Two is determined by the following:

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 (AY2014 onwards).pdfcs_registration_yrs2 to 4 (AY2011-AY2016).pdf