The Post Graduate Diploma is a one year diploma that proposes to emphasise the
development of intellectual growth and critical discourse in an art practice. The PGD is a qualification enabling students to specialise at an advanced level in areas not included in their Bachelor's degree. It may be used as a transitional qualification providing a pathway. The programme provides a bridge to the students who wish to pursue for the Masters studies but lack the familiarity with visual infrastructure. The one year diploma offers the opportunity to understand various disciplines within art practice for students to make continuous link areas not only between art theory and art practice but also between the historical and the contemporary. The Programme has therefore been structured to help students to locate themselves and their work within a local and a global context.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art requires two semesters of full-time. The students of post graduate diploma programme will read the same course as the MA (Hons.) Visual Art Year I students but will not prepare for the extended essay and the Degree Show. The Post Graduate Diploma Course in Visual Art will finish at the end of the Year I. Students of MA (Hons.) Visual Art who lack to meet a certain criteria of the program by the end of Year I, will be awarded the PGD.