DNA (National Diploma in Visual Arts) In the programming phase (terms 3 to 6) "the core subjects will give an awareness of methodological approaches". This phase also looks at a theoretical, methodological and flexible approach to individual research. The teaching units offered in L2 are as follows: TU 1: methodology, techniques and implementation: stage, image, construction, and editing modules TU 2: internship, knowledge of and meetings with arts professionals TU 3: art history and theory, and English language TU 4: optional workshops The teaching units offered in L3 are as follows: TU 1: methodology, techniques and implementation: stage, image, construction, and editing modules TU 2: art history and theory, and English language TU 3: internship, knowledge of and meetings with arts professionals TU 4: preparation and continuation towards the DNA During L2 & L3, students must carry out three out of the four modules suggested. In term 6 (T6), students may choose a fourth module or repeat a module already covered in T3, T4 or T5. It is compulsory for students who have completed a term abroad to carry out three different modules out of the four suggested. The diploma will be supervised by the coordinating lecturer during the 1st and 2nd terms. Assessment and standardization committee Student assessment takes place at the end of each term, at which point students are awarded credits required for continuation to the following year. Successful completion of year L2 carries 60 credits. The passage of the student to the following semester (S4) is dependent on the attainment of at least 24 credits out of 30. Those credits that have not been attained during S3 can be made up during S4. A total of 48 credits is required to continue to L3. Information on the ways in which credits can be made up will be available from the teachers concerned and students will be able to obtain the credits lacking as from April 2014. Students will require 150 credits to pass to semester 6. Completion of year L3 carries 60 credits. Students can only present themselves for the DNA if they have obtained 165 credits during their first cycle. The DNA is worth 15 credits.