Courses & Units

Bachelor of Fine Arts 13C

Hobart

Introduction

This on-campus 3-year (minimum) full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart. Part-time study is also available.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Fine Arts
Course Abbreviation BFA
Course Duration 3 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 7 Years
CRICOS code 005531K
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school

Objectives

The Bachelor of Fine Arts offers a broad visual arts and design education through a wide range of disciplines: Art and Design Theory, Drawing, Electronic Media, 3D Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. It provides graduates with knowledge and skills in their chosen field and the capacity to continue to develop towards independent and professional practice in the creative arts. The course requires a commitment to studio-based study, and learning through creating and producing works, and requires you to do at least one studio major supported by a minor in Art and Design Theory. Majors may be undertaken in the studio disciplines of Electronic Media, 3D Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture, all of which are informed by rigorous and challenging ongoing theoretical debate. You may also choose to extend the Art and Design Theory minor into a major by adding more units from the Art and Design Theory program, including units cross-listed from other disciplines in the Faculty of Arts. The BFA is a flexible degree and units or even a full major from outside the normal BFA schedule of units can be undertaken from another school or faculty, such as Arts, Business, Computing, Music and Science as part of your degree.

By completing the degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduates will be able to demonstrate advanced visual and/or design literacy through the three interdependent aspects of:

  • exploration
  • Knowledge and
  • expression

Exploration refers to investigating and developing processes and skills to communicate ideas and intent. Graduates will be able to generate and develop ideas through:

  • exploring and experimenting with diverse media, processes, practices and technical skills
  • using critical thinking skills, (such as problem framing and resolution, decision making, reflective practice and researching)
  • developing and selecting strategies to communicate intent through producing works.
    working independently and in a group

Knowledge refers to demonstrating and applying knowledge through production and discourse. Graduates will be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of the following to their own developing practices:

  • concepts, principles, media and practice
  • historical and contemporary contexts and cultural debates
  • ethical and moral roles of art and design
  • qualities of their chosen medium and essential terminology
  • workplace health and safety practices
  • participating in creative and cultural industries

Expression refers to the communication or expression of ideas to a range of audiences through producing works, writing and speaking. Graduates will be able to express ideas by:

- producing works

  • through the practical and creative resolution of ideas
  • using their own developing mode/s of expression
  • working independently and in a group to achieve goals within specified timeframes

- writing:

  • using the discourse of the discipline
  • contextualising works of art and design
  • critiquing (analysing, evaluating and justifying) their own and others work
  • adhering to the conventions of the specified genre (e.g. artist statement, proposal, critique)

- speaking :

  • using the discourse of the discipline
  • critiquing (analysing, evaluating and justifying) own making choices
  • adhering to the conventions of the specified genre (e.g. artist statement, pitch, critique, presentation, performance)

Career Outcomes

Increasingly employers are seeking flexible graduates who can solve problems creatively, who can express themselves clearly and who understand the role of art and design in contemporary culture.

Undertaking a BFA can be the start of developing a career as a; studio artist, designer, curator, gallery administrator, teacher, or a more specialised career in; arts administration, community arts, public art, illustration, photography, animation or arts writing. Fine Arts graduates also use their degrees more generally to develop careers in advertising, administration, public service, publishing and small business amongst many others.

Additional Information

E-media, Furniture, Design, Graphics Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Credit

If you are transferring from another university or course, you can apply to be given credit for equivalent studies satisfactorily completed. (Please note that there are guidelines as to how much credit can be granted for previous study, and study must have been within the last ten years.)

If you have completed a related TAFE diploma you can be awarded credit for up to one 100% or one-third of the degree requirement. (Please note, you will need to provide a portfolio and samples of any written work so that a determination can be made about the way in which this credit will be offered. In some circumstances it may still take three years minimum to complete the degree).

If you have completed a previous degree in the last ten years you will normally be granted credit for 100% or one-third of the BFA degree requirements.

Transfer provisions

Units from other courses

Students are permitted to enrol in units from another degree course to count towards the BFA, provided that the weighting of these units totals no more than 100%, with no more than 50% of units in any single one of the introductory, intermediate or advanced levels of the degree.

Students enrolled in other courses

Students from other degree courses can take units in fine arts. However, some units have quotas and entry to these units is subject to School approval. Contact the School for details.

Prerequisites

As an applicant you will gain automatic entry if you satisfy the University's normal admission requirements, with the addition of at least a passing grade in a practically orientated pre-tertiary Visual Arts or Design subject and English subjects or at TAFE certificate IV (or higher, with evidence of some study of Art History or Theory).

If you do not meet these requirements, then it is still possible to apply and gain entry to the BFA. You will be asked to submit a folio of no more than ten photographs, drawings, paintings or electronic images of your creative work and a statement of about 200 words outlining your interest in the course including any relevant experience or qualifications. Instead of a place in the BFA you may be offered admission to the Diploma in Fine Arts, with the suggestion or requirement of undertaking some bridging or preparatory units. If you successfully complete a probationary period of study you will be able to transfer to the BFA.Course counselling may be requested by successful applicants prior to the start of semester, to discuss choice of studio subjects and potential careers

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduates who have completed a BFA degree with sufficient merit are eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (BFA(Hons)) degree. Details on eligibility and how to apply are contained in the BFA(Hons) section of the Handbook.

Alternatively Graduates who have completed a BFA degree with sufficient merit are eligible to apply for entry to the coursework postgraduate degrees: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Master of Fine Art and Design. Details on eligibility and how to apply are contained in the postgraduate coursework section of the Handbook.

Graduates completing the Honours degree with sufficient merit are able to apply for entry to a research higher degree such as Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Information on these courses is obtainable from the Office for Research and the Research Higher Degrees Handbook.

BFA graduates wishing to pursue a teaching career must also complete the two-year Bachelor of Teaching (BTeach) degree. This is a postgraduate qualification taken after graduating with a BFA. The degree course is available on both the Launceston and Hobart campuses. Information brochures are obtainable from Student Recruitment offices on both campuses and from the contact number for the BTeach.
If you are currently studying for a degree in another faculty you are able to apply to transfer to the BFA degree course and will receive some credit for your previous successful study.

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts, you need to choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives. The Art Theory minor is a compulsory minor for all students. Therefore, the Art Theory major can only be taken as a second major with the first major being a Studio major.


This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: two must be introductory and two at any level (to meet the overall requirements of the minimum and maximum level of units for the whole degree). For example, if you choose 2 advanced level degree electives in year 2 of the degree, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.

Course Structure

MAJOR - Choose 1 minimum from the following list:

MINOR - compulsory

Degree Electives

    Introductory

      Choose one (1) unit from the following list:
      • FSE111Electronic Media 1Details

        Why should you want to study this unit? Electronic media is a creative arts discipline primarily focused on the moving image (video, film, animation) but also includes sound, WWW design, interactive media, physical electronics and installation. The moving image is…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSF1113D Design 1Details

        Students are introduced to the principles, practice and process of 3D design. Through a series of projects, students are introduced to a variety of techniques for conceptualising, developing and presenting design solutions through sketching, scale model making, full-size mock up…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSG111Visual Communication 1Details

        Study of this unit will introduce you to the fundamental principles of visual communication, including typography, image-making, conceptual development, composition, and layout. The focus of this unit is on experimentation and creative process. Thematic lectures relate to projects and give…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSH111Photography 1Details

        Photography 1 will broaden your understanding of the photographic medium. You will be encouraged to explore fundamental elements of photography as strategic tools of communication and to build your own visual vocabulary. Concepts and skills are introduced through a series…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSP111Painting 1Details

        In this unit you will engage with a wide variety of art practices and artists from historical and contemporary contexts to determine appropriate strategies for the creation of painterly artworks. In this unit there is an emphasis on idea and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSR111Printmaking 1Details

        Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be encouraged to test the technical, material and conceptual possibilities of the print medium. A supportive environment is provided to extend your knowledge,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSS111Sculpture 1Details

        Students undertake three set projects as an introduction to making and thinking in three-dimensions and to gain experience working with a diverse range of materials. Students are expected to: develop a creative approach to solving visual 'problems'; acquire the knowledge,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      Plus choose one (1) unit from the following list:
      • FSD153Introduction to DrawingDetails

        This unit will introduce you to a range of principles and practices in drawing. It will increase your knowledge of the pictorial elements of composition (line, tone, shape, volume, texture); skills in observation, translation and interpretation and; familiarity with field…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE120Introduction to Digital ImagingDetails

        The computer has become the digital "sketch book" of the 21st century, a tool for developing ideas, as well as refining and producing them. This is an introductory course that focuses on digital imaging technologies, techniques, and aesthetics, developing your…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSF102Introduction to 3D Fabrication (Metal, Wood, Casting)Details

        Technical knowledge and experience is an important component of many contemporary art and design practices. This introductory unit will develop your ability to fabricate, construct and assemble a series of objects through applied techniques. INTRO TO 3D FABRICATION emphasises hands-on…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSG101Introduction to Digital LayoutDetails

        This unit provides an introduction to digital layout software tools and processes used by print designers for laying out documents. Common commercial software tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign are introduced through this unit, but the emphasis of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSH101Introduction to PhotographyDetails

        The camera is a key imaging tool of contemporary culture, making an understanding of basic photographic technique a vital skill. This unit will introduce you to the medium of photography, and requires no prior camera experience. You will take control…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSR113Printmaking TechniquesDetails

        This unit will give students skills in a variety of printmaking processes and techniques, which will serve to prepare them for further study in the printmaking major as well as support a broader range of study in the Bachelor of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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    Intermediate

      Choose two (2) units from the list below:
      • FSA204Professional Practice (Writing Skills)Details

        Communication skills underpin professional creative arts practice - in curating and promoting exhibitions and events, for seeking project grants and sponsorship, and in criticism and reviews. Through gallery visits and practical exercises, students familiarise themselves with professional opportunities and available…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD202Artists Books and Sequential ArtformsDetails

        This unit will build knowledge about narrative and serial forms of picture-making through investigations into artists' books or other sequential art forms such as editions, graphic novels, animation, illustration, film and print. The unit will also build skills in material…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD203Narrative Illustration and Interpretative CommunicationDetails

        This unit offers the opportunity to use image, text and mark-making processes as a means of exploring dynamic forms and sequential forms of communication. You will explore composition, materials, visual interpretation and narrative construction through the following formats: illustration, experimental…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD255Life Drawing (Form)Details

        This unit provides learning experiences in a range of principles and practices pertaining to drawing the human form. You will build skills in observation and in the pictorial principles of line, proportion, structure, volume, and space. Classes are structured around…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD256Life Drawing (Expression)Details

        This unit increases skills in observational drawing and expressive mark-making through studying and drawing the human figure. You will be taught the principles of drawing forms in space and the elements of line, movement, structure and volume. Classes are structured…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD257Processes of DrawingDetails

        This unit will build your conceptual and pictorial knowledge and skills for creating images through drawing. The unit will also help you to finesse the relationship between thinking and making with a specific focus on improving your conceptual and practical…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSD258Forms of DrawingDetails

        This unit will build on your knowledge about drawing and its many forms in contemporary practice. You will be encouraged to engage with the possibilities and potential of drawing in its broadest sense through use of both conventional and non-conventional…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE211Electronic Media 2ADetails

        Electronic Media covers a diverse range of forms (video, animation, web, sound, installation, interactivity) and is the most pervasive means of production and delivery for expressive communication in the world today. Whether you aspirations are to be a designer, artist…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSE212Electronic Media 2BDetails

        This unit will assist you in developing one of the fundamental skills required to become a successful practitioner; knowing where your ideas are coming from. By undertaking E-Media 2B will continue to develop your technical, formal and conceptual abilities as…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSE250Digital Imaging ADetails

        Introduces digital imaging technologies, techniques, and aesthetics, focusing upon art and design related applications. The unit provides a practically orientated foundation in digital imaging principals, from image capture to output, developing image manipulation concepts and abilities.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE251Digital Imaging BDetails

        Builds on the foundation of FSE250/35 or FSE120, and offers the opportunity to develop a more sophisticated or specialised understanding of image manipulation concepts. In consultation with staff, students research and develop an imaging project.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE253WWW (World Wide Web) DesignDetails

        Having a website is essential for professional artists and designers. Being able to select an appropriate web strategy and design and implement it have become mainstream skills for designers and communications. By undertaking this unit, you will extend your understanding…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE2542D Animation and CompositingDetails

        Gain an insight and skills with one of the most intriguing and captivating of contemporary art forms. Bringing objects and ideas to life through frame-by-frame animation and compositing has become much more accessible in recent years through digital technology. Through…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE256SoundDetails

        Through set projects and critiques, students study sound as an art medium, incorporating radio art, installation, sound for moving image and sound as a sculptural element. The emphasis is placed on conceptual and skills-based development using personal computer software processes,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE258The Moving ImageDetails

        Examines video as a contemporary art medium. The unit introduces students to pre-production processes, including script development and location/resource management, the use of portable equipment, and post-production skills. Students undertake a short project that develops control of location and sound/image…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE2603D Modelling and AnimationDetails

        Computer based 3D modelling and animation techniques have become one of the defining modes of expression of the 21st century. From animated movies through to concept design and prototyping, skills in visualizing 3D concepts are a useful addition to the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE261Interactive DesignDetails

        Designing successful interaction with technology is a key skill in the 21st century. By undertaking this unit you will gain the opportunity to extend your understanding and enhance your experimental skills by exploring interaction design with technology. Interaction Design can…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE281Electronic Media 2CDetails

        Electronic Media covers a diverse range of forms (video, animation, web, sound, installation, interactivity) and is the most pervasive means of production and delivery for expressive communication in the world today. Whether you aspirations are to be a designer, artist…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSE282Electronic Media 2DDetails

        This unit will assist you in developing one of the fundamental skills required to become a successful practitioner; knowing where your ideas are coming from. By undertaking Electronic Media 2B will continue to develop your technical, formal and conceptual abilities…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSF203FabricationDetails

        Develops technical ability in more complex timber fabrication and finishing techniques, Students develop expertise in the areas of, using sliced and sawn veneer, vacuum pressing, the production of curved components, timber bending by laminating and steaming and the safety and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSF2113D Design 2ADetails

        This unit focuses on developing students' creative, analytical and technical skills, enabling them to research and produce effective furniture and 3D design solutions.through the use of traditional approaches and contemporary technologies. Study of this unit will involve one major set…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSF2123D Design 2BDetails

        This unit focuses on developing students' creative, analytical and technical skills, enabling them to research, design and produce 3D Design related objects. Study of this unit will involve one major set project and some minor projects. Students are guided through…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSF2813D Design 2CDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives as FSF211 but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSF2823D Design 2DDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives as FSF212 but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSG211Visual Communication 2ADetails

        The emphasis of this unit is on conceptual development and experimentation with type and image. This unit encourages you to explore visual communication through a range of media, processes and applications. Study of this unit will involve responding to two…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSG212Visual Communication 2BDetails

        The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development, and an exploration of different aspects of visual communication using animation and campaign strategies. Study of this unit will involve responding to two project briefs, which focus on the use…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSG281Visual communication 2CDetails

        The emphasis of this unit is on conceptual development and experimentation with type and image. This unit encourages you to explore visual communication through a range of media, processes and applications. Study of this unit will involve responding to two…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSG282Visual communication 2DDetails

        The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development, and an exploration of different aspects of visual communication using animation and campaign strategies. Study of this unit will involve responding to two project briefs, which focus on the use…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSH200Advanced Digital PhotographyDetails

        This unit will provide you with the sophisticated techniques necessary to produce work at the professional standard expected in today's competitive environment. It will give you the skills to intelligently translate and enhance your imagery in the digital workspace and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSH211Photography 2ADetails

        Photography 2A increases student competency in photography by instruction in the use of digital and medium to large format analogue cameras. Flash photography and studio lighting are demonstrated. The history of photography as a documentary medium is investigated through a…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSH212Photography 2BDetails

        Photography 2B refines the student's increasing knowledge of the technical aspects and expressive potential of the photographic medium. Illustrated lectures explore "making" and "taking" as modes of photographic inquiry. The photographic series as a presentation form is further explored through…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSH281Photography 2CDetails

        Has the same objectives as FSH211 but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSH282Photography 2DDetails

        Has the same objectives as FSH212 but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSP211Painting 2ADetails

        This unit will develop a range of media and methods defined by the discipline of Painting as appropriate to an intermediate level. You will engage with a wide variety of art practices and artists from historical and contemporary contexts to…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSP212Painting 2BDetails

        This unit builds upon experimentation and inquiry undertaken in self-directed projects in unit FSP211. The focus of the unit is on bringing project work and the deployment of ideas to conceptual and technical resolution. You may deal with many of…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSP281Painting 2CDetails

        Has the same broad objectives as FSP211, but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSP282Painting 2DDetails

        Has the same broad objectives as FSP212, but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSR211Printmaking 2ADetails

        Student's will be introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1. You will develop individual projects that explore the meaning and potential of the print medium. You will be introduced to a range…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSR212Printmaking 2BDetails

        Students build upon the knowledge and technical expertise of the media studied in FSR211/281. You will be encouraged to focus on the development of concepts and ideas through the processes of printmaking and drawing. You will undertake a self-directed project…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSR281Printmaking 2CDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives asFSR211, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSR282Printmaking 2DDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives asFSR212, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSS208Introduction to Installation - Temporal, Spatial and Relational PracticeDetails

        Installation is a core inter-disciplinary genre within contemporary art practice. Introduction to Installation - Temporal, Spatial and Relational Practice provides a platform through which to develop concepts and processes within exciting new frameworks .Via a dynamic program of group and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSS211Sculpture 2ADetails

        Sculpture 2A will extend your ability to research, develop and document ideas and processes in three dimensional form, spatial and installation practice, and become increasingly competent in discussing your work. Through group activities and individual tasks you will develop your…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSS212Sculpture 2BDetails

        In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach. Students are expected to become increasingly competent with their ability to: develop…

        Credit Points: 25

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      • FSS281Sculpture 2CDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives asFSS211, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSS282Sculpture 2DDetails

        This unit has the same broad objectives asFSS212, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST201Australian Contemporary ArtDetails

        This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards, with a focus on the last 3 decades of the 20th century. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST205Picturing the WildernessDetails

        This unit will introduce you to the history and theory of landscape art with particular emphasis on the ways in which artists have worked with wilderness and natural environment themes. You will learn about the historical development of these themes…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST206Contemporary Craft and DesignDetails

        This unit looks at ideas and influences that have shaped craft and design practice in the post-war period. It will address such issues as ; regionalism versus internationalism in Australian craft and design; the influence of nature in design, the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST207Fashioning the BodyDetails

        In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists. This unit focuses on…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST213Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific RegionDetails

        This unit introduces students to the development of contemporary art within the Asia Pacific region over the recent decades. It focuses on a range of critical debates including art and politics, art and religion, art of the diaspora, globalisation and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST214Imaging the BodyDetails

        Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. It is a prominent theme in much recent art practice where the body appears not just in the form of visual representations but…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST215Experimental Art and New TechnologyDetails

        The unit examines the nexus between art, design and technological innovation. Its central focus is contemporary art practice, with reference to historical examples of artists and critics who were engaged with new technologies and social change in earlier times. The…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FST218The Art of the Twentieth Century Avant GardesDetails

        Formal and technical experimentation, social transgression and political opposition were the hallmarks of the European avant-gardes. This unit will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of the avant-garde, with reference to established theories. Focusing primarily on the inter-war years…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSZ250Art, Natural Environment and TechnologyDetails

        An experientially based program of lectures and field trips surveying concepts of art, nature and technology and their role in the representation of Tasmanian landscape. The unit has three ambitions in terms of student response. The first is a working…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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      • FSZ251Art, Natural Environment and WildernessDetails

        An experientially based program of lectures and field trips surveying concepts of art, natural environment and wilderness, and their role in the representation of Tasmanian landscape. The unit has four ambitions in terms of student response. The first is a…

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Scholarships

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Course Rules


  1. These Specifications apply to the single Bachelor degrees listed in Schedule A. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2010 and shall apply to all candidates for the Bachelor degrees listed in Schedule A.

  2. Candidates for the Bachelor degrees shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

  3. Candidates for the degrees shall complete the degree requirements in not more than the degree maximum, which will be twice the course length and one additional year. The maximum completion time will be calculated from the commencement of the first unit which is passed and which counts towards the degree requirements.

  4. Bachelor degree requirements

    1. Requirements for Bachelor degrees comprise a minimum of 24 units, comprising 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For Bachelor degrees with requirements over 24 units, all additional units will be at advanced level.
    2. Required units
      Course duration Unit numbers and levels
      Units required Nominal degree length Introductory Intermediate Advanced
      24 3 year 8-10 6-10 6-10
      28 3.5 year 8-10 6-10 10-14
      32 4 year 8-10 6-10 14-18
      40 5 year 8-10 6-10 18-22

      The ranges in unit numbers accommodate choice in the levels of units in the degree electives and student electives only.

  5. Degree models

    1. There will be two Bachelor degree models: General and Specialist, which are defined by the combination of modules and electives of the first 24 units.

      • A standard major module is comprised of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced;
      • a reversed major module is comprised of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced;
      • a minor module is comprised of 4 units: 2 introductory and 2 intermediate;
      • degree electives units are those chosen from a schedule provided by the faculty;
      • student elective units are those selected by candidates from any available units in which they are qualified to enrol.
      • The models are identified in Schedule A and details of the availability of modules and units are listed in Schedules B and C respectively.

    2. General model

      The first 24 units of a General degree will comprise: one standard major, one minor, 4 degree elective units and 8 student elective units.

    3. Specialist models

      The first 24 units of a Specialist degree will follow either:

      • Specialist model 1: two standard majors, one minor and 4 student elective units, or
      • Specialist model 2: one standard and one reversed major, one minor and 4 student elective units, or
      • Specialist model 3: either two standard majors, one minor, 2 degree electives and 2 student electives, or one standard and one reversed major, one minor, 2 degree electives and 2 student elective units.

  6. Enrolment conditions

    1. Enrolment in all units will be in accordance with requisites determined by the relevant Faculty.
    2. When two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

  7. Enrolment exemption - credit for previous studies

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the degree. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

  8. Transition

    Students who have passed units towards degrees under the previous specifications will be entitled to transfer to the degrees under these specifications with full equivalent credit. The transition for continuing students to these specifications will be managed to ensure that students are not disadvantaged.

NB: Academic Senate noted (31.10.08) that is it recognised that professionally accredited degrees required for entry to professional practice will not be compromised by the move to standard course structures. UTAS will have the opportunity to put its position on the benefits on implementing the standard course structures to accreditation bodies when these programs come up for reaccreditation. If accrediting authorities or any national curriculum arrangements require a structure which does not fit a model already approved, then the UTLC will be requested to develop an additional model.