Bachelor of Visual Communication (13F)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
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Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
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: 056432B
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Bachelor of Visual Communication degree prepares students to enter the communication design industry.

Students are introduced to a wide range of design approaches and processes, including theoretical and historical design contexts.

Students gain the technical, conceptual and research skills necessary to produce innovative and effective visual communications for print, digital, multi-media, film, video, television and user interfaces.

The Bachelor of Visual Communication will equip you with the necessary technical, conceptual and research skills to produce innovative and effective visual communications for an identified audience. You will focus on the design of communication and on developing communication strategies to solve particular communication problems. The BVC provides a pathway to enter all aspects of the communication design industry including advertising, graphic design, multimedia, publishing, film, theatre, music, video and television industries.


The program develops general abilities in the following areas:

-Developing effective Communication strategies
-Technical and conceptual problem solving skills
-Presentation skills both visual and verbal
-An appreciation for the historical and societal context of design.
-An awareness of the ethical and responsible practice of design and the impact of design on society.
-Research skills

Career outcomes

Career opportunities are available to graduates with a Bachelor of Visual Communication in the diverse communication design profession and industry including: multimedia, graphic design, visual communication, electronic transmission, image generation, art direction, interactive media, publishing, print based media, advertising design, marketing, exhibition and environmental graphics, illustration and electronic imaging, corporate design and mass communication, design management interpretation design, theatre design and event design.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Visual Communication, you enrol in 2 majors, a minor, 2 breadth units and 2 student electives. The Support Studies major is the compulsory major for all students, with a choice of second major and minor, breadth units and student electives

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, and 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, and 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, and 2 intermediate units
  • Two breadth units: 1 Introductory, and 1 introductory/intermediate/advanced level unit (see this page for further information about breadth units)
  • Two student elective units: 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.
Core units:
Visual Communication introductory units:

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

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

Electronic Media 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.

Art & Design Theory 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.

BVC Support Studies introductory units - choose two:-

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

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

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

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

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

Choose one of the following:-
Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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

Year 3 - advanced units

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

and

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

Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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

AND choose two Student Electives at intermediate and/or advanced level - see detail below.
Or
Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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

Year 3 - 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

and

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

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

and

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

AND choose two Student Electives at intermediate and/or advanced level - see detail below.
Or
Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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

and

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

Year 3 - advanced units

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

and

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

Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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

AND choose one Student Elective at intermediate or advanced level - see detail below
Or
Year 2 - intermediate units 

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

and

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

and

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

Year 3 - 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

and

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

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

and

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

AND choose one student elective at intermediate or advanced level - see detail below
Or
Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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 - advanced units

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

and

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

Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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
Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and

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 - 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

and

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

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

and

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

Year 2 - intermediate units

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

and
Choose one of the following:-

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.

Year 3 - advanced units

This unit offers an in depth investigation of word-based communication and its relationship to language. It embraces both traditional craft issues and new technologies towards the practical application of typography across a range of print-based platforms. The unit engages with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

and

This unit will introduce you to your imminent professional environment as practising professionals in the fields of art and design. Your learning will be centred on three key areas: hatching and developing ideas for professional projects for life after art…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Student Electives are your choice of unit from any study area across the University, subject to requisites being met and will normally be complete in Year 2 and/or 3.  To explore your options go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the various selection criteria to find a unit.  To check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisite) view the full unit description. If you need further assistance or wish to discuss the option of adding in an introductory level student elective, please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au. 
Choose two from any level:

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All of the following introductory units are compulsory:
Visual Communication core units:

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

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

Time Based Media core 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

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

Core units to the degree:

The unit will introduce methods used to describe, analyse and evaluate art and reflect on the discussions and debates that surround it in historical and contemporary terms. You will engage in reading, writing and making tasks which connect the field…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit will introduce methods used to describe, analyse and evaluate art and reflect on the discussions and debates that surround it in historical and contemporary terms. You will engage in reading, writing and making tasks which connect the field…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

BVC Supported Studies
Year 2 intermediate core units:

Through integrated lectures and tutorial/practical sessions you will be introduced to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates related to the visual arts. You will be guided through ways to connect these debates to creative practice.The unit will explore the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Through a series of lectures and tutorial/practical sessions this unit will present key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates and guide you through ways to describe and analyse them. You will be asked to explore and define critical cultural contexts…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3 advanced core units:

This unit offers an in depth investigation of word-based communication and its relationship to language. It embraces both traditional craft issues and new technologies towards the practical application of typography across a range of print-based platforms. The unit engages with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit will introduce you to your imminent professional environment as practising professionals in the fields of art and design. Your learning will be centred on three key areas: hatching and developing ideas for professional projects for life after art…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Choose either:

Building upon the foundation of Time Based Media 1 the specific aspects of practice and process in Sound and Documentary will be explored in greater depth.You will explore Sound as a medium and a material, through a series of in-class…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon the foundation of FSE111, the specific aspects of practice and process in Animation and Media Installation will be explored in greater depth. Animation is one of the most intriguing and captivating forms of contemporary art, bringing objects and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be coached in the generation of ideas for art projects through speculative play and experimentation. Through activities and exercises you will explore the tools of creativity to identify promising opportunities for in depth development.You will be encouraged to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will use your contextual narrative to develop and refine an artwork(s). As you engage in the the processes and strategies of refinement, which can include iteration, reflection and editing, you will be encouraged to reflect on how you will…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Visual Communication is arguably the most ubiquitous of all the visual arts.To be able to communicate clearly and effectively it is essential for visual communicators to have a deep understanding and appreciation for conceptual development, process, typography and image making.The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Visual Communication as a discipline incorporates many sub-disciplines such as design for print, illustration, title design, identity and branding, exhibition, environmental graphics, way finding, public commissions – just to name a few.Increasingly designers are choosing to craft a hybrid practice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or

Visual Communication is arguably the most ubiquitous of all the visual arts.To be able to communicate clearly and effectively it is essential for visual communicators to have a deep understanding and appreciation for conceptual development, process, typography and image making.The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Visual Communication as a discipline incorporates many sub-disciplines such as design for print, illustration, title design, identity and branding, exhibition, environmental graphics, way finding, public commissions – just to name a few.Increasingly designers are choosing to craft a hybrid practice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be coached in the generation of ideas for art projects through speculative play and experimentation. Through activities and exercises you will explore the tools of creativity to identify promising opportunities for in depth development.You will be encouraged to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will use your contextual narrative to develop and refine an artwork(s). As you engage in the the processes and strategies of refinement, which can include iteration, reflection and editing, you will be encouraged to reflect on how you will…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon the foundation of Time Based Media 1 the specific aspects of practice and process in Sound and Documentary will be explored in greater depth.You will explore Sound as a medium and a material, through a series of in-class…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon the foundation of FSE111, the specific aspects of practice and process in Animation and Media Installation will be explored in greater depth. Animation is one of the most intriguing and captivating forms of contemporary art, bringing objects and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose two units from the following lists:

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Choose two intermediate and/or advanced level units in accordance with the unit level requirement - see the above course structure.

Student Electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to requisites being met and will normally be completed in Year 2 and/or 3. To explore your options go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the selection criteria for a more accurate search. To check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisites) view the full unit description. If you need further assistance or wish to discuss the option of adding in an introductory level student elective, please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au. 

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 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 BVC. You should submit a folio consisting of no more than ten photographs, drawings, paintings or electronic images of work and a statement outlining your interest in the course including any relevant experience or qualifications.

Course counselling will be offered to all successful applicants prior to the start of semester, to discuss choice of studio and potential careers.

Articulation from

It will be possible for students to transfer from the BVC into the BFA degree upon completion of all introductory level units. Equally, students who have successfully undertaken introductory level units in Visual Communication and Electronic Media may transfer from the BFA into the BVC.

Articulation to

Graduates from the Bachelor of Visual Communication, who have successfully completed the prerequisite requirements for further study, will be eligible to apply the Master of Visual Communication (coursework).

Graduates who have completed a BVC with sufficient merit will also be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Visual Communications with Honours degree.

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.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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