Courses & Units

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (F4A)

This on-campus full-time (minimum 1 year), or part-time (maximum 2 years) course is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the Tasmania College of the Arts, Hunter Street Hobart and Art Theory only at Inveresk, Launceston. The normal expectation is that students will study this course full time.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BFA(Hons) in 2015. For students who commenced prior to 2015, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement: ie students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook.

Duration

1 Years full time

Up to 2 Years part time

Location

Hobart, Launceston

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

1 Years full time

Location

Hobart, Launceston

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 017285J


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The BFA Honours Research allows students to concentrate on developing a body of work of a speculative and individual nature. The emphasis is placed on a spirit of excellence and a strong sense of independent enquiry. Experimentation is encouraged and the candidate should have a firm commitment to the articulation of visual art theory in written, verbal and visual form, and its integration into art practice.

The course is designed to prepare students for research training at postgraduate level, and to develop their respective practices as artists, designers or writers.

Students meet regularly with their supervisors, and participate in group discussions and critiques to gain feedback on their project during the course of the program.

The program of study need not be media-specific; however students will be supervised in the context of one of the following studio areas at the School of Art: Art and Design Theory, Drawing, Electronic Media, 3D Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

The BFA Honours Professional course allows students to concentrate on developing a body of work of a speculative and individual nature. The emphasis is placed on developing a professional approach to practice and maintaining a strong sense of independent enquiry. Experimentation is encouraged and the candidate should have a commitment to the articulation of visual art theory and its integration into art practice.

The course is designed to prepare students for successfully pursuing their respective practices as artists, designers or curators.

Students meet regularly with their supervisors, and participate in group discussions and critiques to gain feedback on their project during the course of the program.

The program of study need not be media-specific; however students will be supervised in the context of one of the following studio areas at the School of Art: Art and Design Theory, Drawing, Electronic Media, 3D Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture and Curatorial Practice.

Course structure

For students who commenced prior to 2015, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement: ie students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook.

The candidate will submit a proposal for a course of study within one of the following studio areas, although this program is not necessarily media-specific:

Research Stream

Professional Stream
Art and Design Theory
Drawing
Electronic Media
3D Design
Visual Communication
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Curatorial Studies
Drawing
Electronic Media
3D Design
Visual Communication
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture

Cross-disciplinary honours courses consisting of combinations of disciplines from the Faculty may from time to time be approved. A candidate may not enrol in a joint honours course unless permitted to do so by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Heads of the two Schools concerned. Candidates must either have passed the prerequisite units prescribed in the schedule for both of the proposed disciplines or have otherwise satisfied the Head of the two Schools that they are sufficiently qualified to undertake the joint course.

Research Studio candidates will undertake:-

  •  two coursework units;
  • a self-initiated supervised research project developed over two semesters as two separate units;
  • a preliminary research project; and
  •  a thesis.

Full-time Studio candidates will enrol in:- FSA414 Studio Project Development (25cp), FSA411 Studio Project Design (12.5cp) and FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) in semester one; and both FSA422 Thesis - Research Project A(25cp) and FSA423 Thesis - Research Project B(25cp) in semester two.

Part-time Studio candidates will enrol in:- FSA411 Studio Project Design (12.5cp) and FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) in semester one;  FSA414 Studio Project Development (25cp) in semester 2; FSA422 Thesis-Research Project A (25cp) in semester 3;  and FSA423 Thesis-Research Project B (25cp) in semester 4. 

Research Art and DesignTheory candidates will undertake:-

  • three course-work units;
  • a self-initiated supervised research project developed over two semesters as two separate units;
  • a preliminary research project;and
  • a thesis.

Full-time Theory candidates will enrol in:- FSA412 Contemporary Visual Theory (25cp), FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) and FSA418 Theory Project Design (12.5cp) in semester one;  and both FSA422 Thesis - Research Project A(25cp) and FSA423 Thesis - Research Project B(25cp) in semester 2.

Part-time Theory candidates will enrol in:-  FSA418 Theory Project Design (12.5cp) and FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) in semester one;   FSA412 Contemporary Visual Theory (25cp) in semester 2;    FSA422 Thesis-Research Project A (25cp) in semester 3;  and FSA423 Thesis-Research Project B (25cp) in semester 4. 

Professional candidates will undertake:-

  • two course-work units;
  • a self-initiated professionally orientated supervised research project developed over two semesters as two separate units;
  • a preliminary research project; and
  • a visual thesis.

Full-time Professional candidates will enrol in:- FSA414 Studio Project Development (25cp), FSA411 Studio Project Design (12.5cp) and FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) in semester one; and both FSA424 Thesis-Professional Project A(25cp) and FSA425 Thesis-Professional Project B(25cp) in semester 2.  

Part-time Professional candidates will enrol in:-  FSA411 Studio Project Design (12.5cp) and FSA413 Defining the Field (12.5cp) in semester one;   FSA414 Studio Project Development (25cp) in semester 2;   FSA424 Thesis - Professional Project A (25cp) in semester 3;  and FSA425 Thesis - Professional Project B (25cp) in semester 4.

Coursework units totalling 50 credit points

In this unit you will develop a visual diary or journal and a proposal and work-plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the field of contemporary art or design which will be pursued in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

In this unit you will develop a line of speculative, self-directed research in the field of contemporary visual art or design, forming the basis of your Honours thesis. You will identify a research theme, specify research questions, and develop preliminary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

AND both  thesis units totalling 50 credit points

In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Coursework units totalling 50 credit points

The aim of this unit is to develop your skills in critical analysis and argument in relation to current theoretical debates and methodologies in the visual arts that are relevant to your research concerns. In consultation with your Honours supervisor,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The aim of this unit is to formulate a proposal and work-plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed research in the field of contemporary visual art or design, which will be the basis of your Honours thesis.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

AND both thesis units totalling 50 credit points

In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Coursework units totalling 50 credit points

In this unit you will develop a visual diary or journal and a proposal and work-plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the field of contemporary art or design which will be pursued in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

In this unit you will develop a line of speculative, self-directed research in the field of contemporary visual art or design, forming the basis of your Honours thesis. You will identify a research theme, specify research questions, and develop preliminary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

AND thesis-project totalling 50 credit points

In the case of Studio Professional, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying project summery based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project investigated in…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In the case of Studio Professional, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying artist statement and self evaluation based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions, including studio practice, theoretical writing on art, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects.

BFA(Hons) by Research

For entry to the BFA(Hons) degree, ALL applicants must:

* Have completed a BFA degree or equivalent;

* Have completed 4 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units in the BFA with a Distinction average unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete 6 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units.

For entry into the Studio stream, students are required to have gained a Distinction average in their studio major throughout their undergraduate degree (a studio major in the BFA consists of 1 x 12.5% unit at first year, one Core Studies unit, 2 x 12.5% up to 2 x 25% units at second year, and 2 x 25% units at third year level).

For entry into the Art and Design Theory stream, students are required to have gained at least a Distinction average in 6 x 12.5% units in the major, 4 of which must be in the final (third) year (a major in Art and Design Theory consists of 2 x 12.5% units at first year, 2 x 12.5% units at second year and 4 x 12.5% units at third year level).

BFA(Hons) Professional

For entry to the BFA(Hons) Professional degree, ALL applicants must:

* Have completed a BFA degree or equivalent;

* Have completed 4 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units in the BFA with a Credit average unless there are exceptional circumstances.

For entry into the Professional stream, students are required to have gained a Credit average in their studio major through out their undergraduate degree (a studio major in the BFA consists of 1 x 12.5% unit at first year, one Core Studies unit, 2 x 12.5% up to 2 x 25% units at second year, and 2 x 25% units at third year level).

Credit Transfer and Articulation

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 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.