The Tasmanian School of Art’s University College Program (UCP) is offered to students who are studying Art or Design in Year 11 or 12. Those who intend to study pre-tertiary Art or Design in year 12 will particularly benefit from undertaking this program.
The program is designed to provide innovative, informative and authentic learning experiences for students, introducing them to trends and approaches within international Contemporary Art & Design practice, in the context of a nationally recognised art school. This initiative enables college students to gain university credit while still at college. This credit can also count towards a number of other degrees at UTAS and at other universities.
The Tasmanian School of Art is offering Object Design as UTAS college unit for Semester 2, 2012 (School Term 2 and part of Term 3).
The Object Design UTAS College program has been designed for students who have successfully completed, or who are demonstrating outstanding progress in Design and Production at college level. The Object Design unit is in collaboration between the University of Tasmania, college teachers and the design community through Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT).
Year 11 & 12 students will attend a one day symposium at the School of Architecture and Design in Launceston or at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart (both held in late June), where they will attend designer talks and workshops, receive technical instruction and be given their design brief.
Students will then work in their base college on the design and development of a designed object that addresses the design brief. Students and teachers may access the Tasmanian School of Art (Hobart) or the School of Architecture and Design (Launceston) for specialist technical assistance and/or mentoring.
The project will conclude with a public exhibition that showcases a major piece of work from each participating student. Students will be assessed on their designed object, supporting drawings and models and their journal research. Student exhibitions will be held at the Design Centre, Launceston and the Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place, Hobart in late October, early November.
We are currently developing a new offering, specifically targeted at college students. We will update this part of the website soon with more information. If you are a current college art student or teacher wanting to know more, please contact John Vella on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who have successfully completed Design and Production 2 or who are demonstrating outstanding progress in Design and Production 2 may enrol in the Object Design unit.
If you enrol in the unit and do not participate in the program or are not able to meet expectations, you can withdraw without academic penalty before the set census date, subject to advice/counselling from their School/College. In this situation it is requested that UTAS enrolments (email@example.com Ph: 6226 2056) be contacted promptly, and that the withdrawal be confirmed between the college responsible teacher and the course instructor.
Enrolment of college students into the unit will begin from next week. After you have gained permission from your parents and teacher, a UTAS staff member will be in touch to arrange a visit to your college in order to enrol students. UTAS will provide enrolment forms to each college participating in this program. Students will need to fill in the form and have their parent/guardian sign their consent for them to participate. Once enrolled, students will receive an information pack with all the details they need.
The only costs you may be liable for are any textbooks/stationery costs, and costs associated with attending workshops. Students studying under the University College Program will not be liable for Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) fees.
Further information and a handbook for students and educators can be found at UTAS College Program website: http://www.utas.edu.au/utas-college/college-co-delivery
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
27 November, 2012