Courses & Units

Complementary Study FSA300



Available only to BFA, BA-BFA,Dip.FAD,GCFAD,GDFAD and MFAD students.

Students will need to seek approval from the Head of School or their delegate, to enrol in this unit.


Provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. As a general rule projects proposed for complementary study should not be possible to undertake within a standard studio or theory unit. Complementary study is taken either at level 200 or 300 as a specifically designed investigation. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project is, which should be developed in consultation with the relevant Studio  or Art and Design Theory coordinator or the Head of Discipline. Students can choose a topic for special investigation which may be either practical or theoretical in nature. Normally students may undertake only one complementary elective within their course of study.


Unit name Complementary Study
Unit code FSA300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Head of School (Coordinator) and one other designated School staff member or outside consultant/adviser.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Summer school 2/1/2017 13/1/2017 28/1/2017 25/2/2017
Winter school 5/6/2017 14/6/2017 24/6/2017 16/7/2017
Spring school 23/10/2017 7/11/2017 27/11/2017 3/1/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



100 points from the list: FSA111, FSD153, FSE111, FSE120, FSF102, FSF111, FSG101, FSG111, FSH101,FSH111, FSP111, FSR111, FST101, FST102


Teaching Pattern

1-hr consultation, 2-hr project sessions weekly (13 wks)


work-in-context assignment (20%), formal presentation of work undertaken during sem (80%) or written work totalling 5.000 words

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