Credit System of the Organisation of Educational Process in Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
European Credit Transfer System
ECTS at the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
Beginning the academic year of 2007-2008 YSAFA starts integration of the credit system1 namely the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Currently, only the transfer element of the ECTS is applied, which means that transfer between the institutions becomes possible through the credits reflecting student workload. The curricula is designed so that to comply with the credit system requirements and is divided into two major groups of units: required and electives, the sequence of which is determined according to each course prerequisites.
Credits are allocated to all the units according to their workload. At YSAFA the yearly workload comes to 1800 hours, which is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits. 1 ECTS credit equals to 30 hours of workload (contact hours, student independent work, internship and the like). For bachelor programs student weekly workload comes to 1.5 credits, which equals to 45 hours, 30 hours of which are intended for contact hours and 15 hours for student independent work. The semester workload comes to 30 credits and credits for one academic year come to 60.
Student learning outcomes and competences obtained throughout the period of study are assessed by the means of a final project (project, composition, thesis and the like) and its defense as well as a final qualification exam.
In order to get the BA degree students must meet the requirements of 240 credits for the whole program. Student knowledge is assessed according to the formative assessment standards.