Bachelor of Fine Arts (13C)

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Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
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Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 005531K
Current students
View 2016 information
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This course is no longer offered.  Please refer to the new Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours program

Artists learn through making. In our Bachelor of Fine Arts you will be surrounded by like-minded people who will support your creativity, however you choose to express it.

You will have access to outstanding facilities and experienced teachers. You will also have the opportunity to engage with visiting artists, institutions and festivals of national and international significance. We have strong links with industry and the community. With an internationally acclaimed local arts culture, its no wonder the University of Tasmania is one of Australia's premier institutions for aspiring students of visual arts, design, music and theatre. Whether your goals are practical, conceptual or theoretical, we'll help you develop your talent, practice and creative intelligence.

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.

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 student electives 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.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts, you need to choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 6 student electives, and 2 breadth units. 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.  To have an Art Theory minor removed and a major in Art Theory added to your study plan, please contact Arts Student Central - email: Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au or phone: 61 3 6226 7814.


This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate (with a total between 25 credit points and up to 50 credit points), and 4 advanced units (which will be 2 x 25 credit point units - e.g. FSH311 and FSH312)
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units  (compulsory Art Theory minor)
  • Four degree electives (dependent on number of credit points chosen for intermediate level units for the major): 
    • If you choose a major with 25 credit points of intermediate level units (e.g. FSH281 and FSH282), you will need to complete four degree electives (2 must be introductory level and two intermediate/advanced level, providing you meet the unit level requirements of the degree)
    • If you choose a major with 37.5 credit points of intermediate level units (e.g. FSH211 and FSH282), you will have to complete only three degree electives (2 introductory and 1 intermediate/advanced)
    • If you choose a major with 50 credit points of intermediate level units (e.g. FSH211 and FSH212) you will have to complete only two introductory degree electives
  • Two compulsory breadth units: 1 introductory level unit and 1 introductory, intermediate, or advanced level unit (see this page for more information about breadth units)
  • Six 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. 
  • 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.

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSF281 3D Design 2C (12.5pts) + FSF282 3D Design 2D (12.5pts):  students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives. 
Option 2: FSF281 3D Design 2C (12.5pts) + FSF212 3D Design 2B (25pts): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSF211 3D Design 2A (25pts) + FSF282 3D Design 2D (12.5pts): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSF211 3D Design 2A (25pts) + FSF212 3D Design 2B (25pts):  there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.

If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives, to meet unit pre-requisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

3D Design 1 focuses on developing students' creative, analytical, and technical skills, enabling them to investigate, and produce effective design solutions for a range of directed design problems.Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Study of this unit will develop students' analytical, creative and technical skills enabling them to produce effective design solutions to a high creative and professional level. Through group critiques, seminars, lectures and one-to-one consultation with staff, students will develop a…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Study of this unit will develop students' analytical, creative and technical skills, enabling them to produce effective design solutions to a high creative and advanced level. Students are encouraged to develop a personal direction in design through a self-directed project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSE281 Electronic Media 2C (12.5pts) + FSE282 Electronic Media 2D (12.5 pts): students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSE281 Electronic Media 2C (12.5pts) + FSE212 Electronic Media 2B   (25pts):  students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSE211 Electronic Media 2A    (25pts) + FSE282 Electronic Media 2D (12.5pts): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSE211 Electronic Media 2A    (25pts) + FSE212 Electronic Media 2B   (25pts):  there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.
If only one 25 point unit is chosen, either one 12.5point intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25point unit must be taken in the student electives, to meet unit pre-requisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The moving image is the dominant form of communication in the world today, online and through television and cinema. Time Based Media 1 will introduce you to the history and contemporary practice of how artists engage with different time-based media,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

In consultation with staff, you will produce your graduating project, in a form of electronic media in which you have developed some expertise. The outcome will be a resolved work to be installed for the third year Graduate Show.Students will…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In consultation with staff, students develop a project or projects, selecting a form of electronic media in which they have started to develop expertise. While this may consist of one substantial piece of work, in this semester students are encouraged…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSP281 Painting 2C (12.5%) + FSP282 Painting 2D (12.5%): students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSP281 Painting 2C (12.5%) + FSP212 Painting 2B (25%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSP211 Painting 2A (25%) + FSP282 Painting 2D (12.5%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSP211 Painting 2A (25%) + FSP212 Painting 2B (25%): there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.
If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives, to meet unit prerequisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Has the same broad objectives as Painting 2B FSP212, but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Has the same broad objectives as Painting 2B FSP212, but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit is a self-directed course of study that will result in a complete body of preparatory work on a theme of your own choosing. This thematic should have a degree of complexity and distinctiveness appropriate to a third year…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is a continuation of Painting 3A FSP311 whereby preparatory works are taken through to finished works of art. The emphasis in this unit is achieving distinctive solutions to visual concerns as appropriate to a third year level as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSH281 Photography 2C (12.5%) + FSH282 Photography 2D (12.5%): students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSH281 Photography 2C (12.5%) + FSH212 Photography 2B (25%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSH211 Photography 2A (25%) + FSH282 Photography 2D (12.5%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSH211 Photography 2A (25%) + FSH212 Photography 2B (25%): there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.

If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives, to meet unit prerequisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Photography 1 will introduce you to the medium of photography. Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.Study of this unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Photography 2A FSH211 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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Photography 2B FSH212 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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Photography 2A FSH211 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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Photography 2B FSH212 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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit focuses on the attainment of an advanced standard of photographic practice. Students commence a self-directed yearlong personal project that will be fully resolved in Photography 3B. Students focus on the development of a proposal, journal and experimental and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Photography 3B FSH312 focuses on the attainment of an advanced standard of photographic practice. In Photography 3B FSH312 students fully resolve the self-directed yearlong personal project previously commenced in Photography 3A.Students focus on the resolution of the conceptual and technical…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSR281 Printmaking 2C (12.5%) + FSR282 Printmaking 2D (12.5%):  students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSR281 Printmaking 2C (12.5%) + FSR212 Printmaking 2B (25%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSR211 Printmaking 2A (25%) + FSR282 Printmaking 2D (12.5%): students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSR211 Printmaking 2A (25%) + FSR212 Printmaking 2B (25%): there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.

If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives, to meet unit prerequisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR211 but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR212 Printmaking 2B but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Students 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR212 Printmaking 2B but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR211 but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Students 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Printmaking 3A introduces the notion of art practice as research through the crafting and development of an individual self-directed project. Students produce a folio of work (including a journal) that explores the content and form of the project through preliminary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Printmaking 3B focuses on the production of a resolved, coherent and unique body of work that has been developed from the self-directed project designed in the pre-requisite unit, Printmaking 3A (FSR311). While there is an expectation that students continue to…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSS281 Sculpture 2C (12.5%) + FSS282 Sculpture 2D (12.5%):  students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSS281 Sculpture 2C (12.5%) + FSS212 Sculpture 2B (25%):  students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSS211 Sculpture 2A (25%) + FSS282 Sculpture 2D (12.5%):  students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSS211 Sculpture 2A (25%) + FSS212 Sculpture 2B (25%):  there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.

If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives,to meet unit prerequisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Sculpture 1 encourages your capacity to research and investigate practical and conceptual approaches to making art, with a view to developing your personal creative ability.Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 1 of the following intermediate pairs:

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSS211, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit has the same broad objectives as FSS211, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit emphasises the development of self-initiated sculpture projects to a high level of competence, with a focus on an understanding of form, content and context as they relate to individual practice. Students will continue to develop their working methodology…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit emphasises the development and resolution of self-initiated sculpture and installation projects to an advanced level of competence. Students will consolidate their working methodologies and conceptual approach through practical research and investigation.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major comprises 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced level units. However in BFA, students can choose to take 25pts or 37.5pt or 50pts at Intermediate level. There are 4 options available to you and the option you choose will impact on the number of Degree Elective(s) you are required to take:

Option 1: FSG281 Visual Communication 2C (12.5%) + FSG282 Visual Communication 2D (12.5%):  students must take 2x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Electives.
Option 2: FSG281 Visual Communication 2C (12.5%) + FSG212Visual Communication 2B (25%):  students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 3: FSG211 Visual Communication 2A (25%) + FSG282 Visual Communication 2D (12.5%):  students must take 1x 12.5pts Intermediate Degree Elective.
Option 4: FSG211 Visual Communication 2A (25%) + FSG212 Visual Communication 2B (25%):  there is no room for Degree Electives in this option.

If only one 25% unit is chosen, either one 12.5% intermediate level unit from the major schedule or the other 25% unit must be taken in the degree or student electives, to meet unit prerequisites for the advanced level units in the major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of Visual Communication.Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills, and approaches. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Projects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Study of this unit will develop your critical, analytical, creative and technical skills, enabling you to produce design solutions at an advanced level. The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development and professional practice. You will continue to…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus of this unit is on self-directed project management and professionalism. This is an opportunity to refine and focus your creative interests into a single project. During this unit you will be encouraged to explore research methodologies, information design,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

From 1 January 2017, this major is in teach out. That is the major will not be available to students commencing 2017, but will be taught out to students who passed FST101/102 in 2016 or earlier.

Year 1

In this core unit you will be introduced to a range of terms from the specialist language of art and design criticism. These terms have wide currency in contemporary discourse about art and design, and a number of them have…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines innovative and significant aspects of twentieth century art and design focusing in particular on the period of modernism from about 1880 to 1940. It will concentrate on some of the main terms which came into prominence during…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

As students in art and/or design, it is important to be able to locate your work in the broader context of debates about the role and significance of the visual arts. Of particular relevance to contemporary practice has been the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse range of artists, art practices and theoretical debates that emerged during this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This intermediate elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen texts and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse range of artists, art practices and theoretical debates that emerged during this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides an introduction to the narrative analysis of German films in a historical and socio-political context. A selection of films from the expressionistic era at the beginning of the 20th century to the golden years of UFA, will be studied…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides a narrative analysis of German films in an historical and socio-political context. The in-depth study of a selection of films from the German Democratic Republic, the German Federal Republic as well as films from the united Germany of today…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will engage in an historical and contextual analysis of news images, focusing on documentary photography but also analysing illustration and painting. News images add meaning to news narratives, but at the same time they generate their…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa, in addition to a number of anime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examining the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation, two separate yet related historical periods (and historical constructs) which represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This advanced elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen text and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Art Theory is available as a second major only.

From 1 January 2017, this minor is in teach out. That is the minor will not be available to students commencing 2017, but will be taught out to students who passed FST101/102 in 2016 or earlier.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

In this core unit you will be introduced to a range of terms from the specialist language of art and design criticism. These terms have wide currency in contemporary discourse about art and design, and a number of them have…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines innovative and significant aspects of twentieth century art and design focusing in particular on the period of modernism from about 1880 to 1940. It will concentrate on some of the main terms which came into prominence during…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

As students in art and/or design, it is important to be able to locate your work in the broader context of debates about the role and significance of the visual arts. Of particular relevance to contemporary practice has been the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse range of artists, art practices and theoretical debates that emerged during this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose one (1) unit from the following list:

The moving image is the dominant form of communication in the world today, online and through television and cinema. Time Based Media 1 will introduce you to the history and contemporary practice of how artists engage with different time-based media,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

3D Design 1 focuses on developing students' creative, analytical, and technical skills, enabling them to investigate, and produce effective design solutions for a range of directed design problems.Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of Visual Communication.Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills, and approaches. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Projects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Photography 1 will introduce you to the medium of photography. Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.Study of this unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sculpture 1 encourages your capacity to research and investigate practical and conceptual approaches to making art, with a view to developing your personal creative ability.Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why should you want to study this unit?Core Studies in Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental concepts and processes common to art and design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus choose one (1) unit from the following list:

This practical unit introduces you to key knowledge and concepts used in contemporary drawing practice. You will undertake a suite of exploratory exercises that will develop your practical knowledge of drawing, observation, composition, the visual elements (line, tone, shape, volume,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note student to provide their own digital camera. It should be able to shoot video as well as photos, and have access to manual controls.The camera has become the ubiquitous imaging tool of contemporary culture. Ranging from the built in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

INTRO TO 3D FABRICATION emphasises hands-on experience, and guides you through a suite of technical skills specific to the wood, metal and sculpture workshops.Set projects and demonstrations will introduce you to a range of wood, metal and sculpture techniques including:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Nov

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Depending on the intermediate credit points contributing to the studio major, you may require zero degree electives, or a 1 x 12.5cp degree elective or 2 x 12.5cp degree electives - see course structure for more information.

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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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 drawing…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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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This unit aims to assist you in developing an understanding of the relationships between drawing, sensory perception and the formal elements and compositional possibilities of picture making.The unit has three assessment tasks: (1) a drawing/sound project; (2) a drawing/movement project…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit is based on working from pre-existing two-dimensional images which are used as the basis of two assessable tasks designed to assist you in developing strategies for idea and image development. The unit will also develop your problem-solving skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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HobartSemester 2

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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 three…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Photography 2A FSH211 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…

Credit Points: 25

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HobartSemester 1

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Photography 2B FSH212 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…

Credit Points: 25

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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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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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HobartSemester 1

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Has the same broad objectives as Painting 2B FSP212, but the projects and assessment recognize that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Students 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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR211 but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit has the same broad objectives as FSR212 Printmaking 2B but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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This unit has the same broad objectives as FSS211, but the projects and assessment recognise that less time is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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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HobartSemester 2

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This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse range of artists, art practices and theoretical debates that emerged during this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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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HobartSemester 1

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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The unit aims to give you a basic knowledge of the diverse roles of curators in the 21st century – within a historical frame of reference, as well as experiential grounding in processes of curating: research, collaboration, writing and presentation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Student electives will comprise 1 introductory unit minimum in Year 1; and 0min-1max introductory; 0min-2max intermediate units and 2min-4max advanced units in Year 2&3.To explore the many study areas available as student electives, go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the search criteria fields (eg level, study period, location, year, study area). View the full unit description to check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisites). If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au.Once the student electives have been chosen, login to your study plan via eStudent to add these units to the study plan and to then enrol.
Students who commenced BFA in sem 1 2015 are required to complete 1 Breadth Unit at Introductory level.  Those who commenced from sem 2 2015 onward are required to complete 2 Breadth Units comprising  1 at Introductory level and 1 at any level provided the unit level requirement is met.

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger, poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggests the 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmental instability, economic inequality and risks to social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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The challenge of ensuring adequate food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Asia and Australia: Bound by Sea takes an innovative approach to exploring connections and engagement between Australia and various places in Asia by focusing on the movement of peoples, materials, technology, resources, ideas and aspirations to demonstrate the sea's ongoing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Who owns art: the artist, the purchaser or the culture that it represents? How does art reflect our cultural identity? Why is art a priority victim of war, invasion and the black market?Students undertaking this breadth unit will examine art,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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What constitutes evidence, what should we believe, and what should we do, given we only have knowledge that is partial and uncertain? Being able to deal with uncertainty is key not only to the physical and social sciences, but also…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit uses the theoretical concept of 'Lifeworlds' to frame an exploration of the life worlds of Indigenous peoples globally: across cultural, social being and doing of Indigenous peoples at the local (palawa/pakana)Tasmania, national (Noongar), Western Australia and international (Navajo…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit will explore the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision making.Energy science, technology, usage and energy policy affect almost all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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This unit gives students the opportunity to build skills essential to crafting and communicating effective arguments. Every academic discipline and profession values the ability to articulate a clear argument and to support it with logical reasons and persuasive evidence. Achieving…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of professional disciplines the skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on understanding the concept of 'community', cultural differences among, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to Big History, with a special focus on Tasmania. Big History is an evolving interdisciplinary field that investigates human history within the historical time scales of geological and biological history. It does so to understand how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in a world of sciences. From the pure physics of string theory to the applied sociology of interventions, from the study of nanoparticles to broadband strategies. Science, in its various forms, plays an important role in how we…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit provides an introduction to the emerging field of 'forensic studies'. While forensic science usually refers to technical and vocational expertise, forensic studies explores the 'forensic sciences' as a social phenomenon. The main emphasis of forensic studies is on…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit is focused around the questions about resilience and how we can apply the concept within emergencies and beyond that to other aspects of life. Currently the frequency and scale of emergencies is increasing, eroding the very resilience we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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This is a Breadth Unit that develops ability to see with fresh eyes, to be able to discern patterns, and to find meaning in our complex world. Participants learn how interpretations can be biased by existing paradigms, and by cultural…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit draws on popular culture texts – such as anime and film – and related discourses from the sciences and the ethico/legal field to investigate and question the fundamentals of being human. Ideas from multiple disciplines - humanities,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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Tasmania has a growing reputation as a gourmet paradise, with high quality primary products and a growing fermented food and drink industry. In this unit, students will learn about the full production life cycle for fermented food and drink, from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSpring school (extended)

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This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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When, if ever, is it morally permissible for a nation to go to war? When is a war illegal? What are the moral limits that nations ought to observe once they are at war? What actions count as war crimes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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The fast-paced development of new digital technologies provides powerful resources for addressing today's social and environmental challenges. Combining the perspectives of business entrepreneurship, regional science and information systems, this breadth unit will uncover the potential of digitally connected social entrepreneurship…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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One Ocean examines all aspects of the ocean to emphasise its interconnectedness: physically, biologically, climatically, culturally and economically for humanity. This unit describes the Earth's ocean as an entity; the roles that it plays in life on Earth and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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Human Rights are fundamental rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to the development,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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While Breadth Units are compulsory to the degree from 2015, students can choose when to enrol in them. For example it may be possible to take both in your second or third year of enrolment in order to complete an additional introductory degree elective or student elective in your first year of enrolment - for advice on how this is possible, please contact Arts Student Central.

Entry requirements

Admission 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

Articulation to

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.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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