Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (F4R)

Overview  2017

Duration
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 093077J
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Whether your focus is a specific art and design studio or an inter-disciplinary practice, experiment, collaborate, play and take risks through the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

  • Specialise in 3D Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Time Based Media, Visual Communication, or pursue a multi-disciplinary practice across studios.
  • Give yourself every chance to design, create and grow as an artist with a degree that emphasises practice-based learning and makes art history and theory relevant to your specialisation.
  • Occupy inspiring and generous spaces including Hobart's iconic Jones & Co. IXL jam factory or Launceston's Western Railway station and goods yard; locations in the heart of each city's creative precinct.

Marina Abramovic, James Turrell, Bruno Latour, Alfredo Jarr, Kirsha Kaechele and Patricia Piccinini. These are no ordinary artists, curators and theorists. But as a Bachelor of Fine Arts student, you can expect regular opportunities to engage and work with acclaimed international artists of this calibre, commissioned by MONA, the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, QVMAG, Detached and Contemporary Art Tasmania.

Delivered by the Tasmanian College of the Arts, this degree also connects you with visiting artists and designers through ongoing partnerships with acclaimed events such as DARK MOFO, The Unconformity, Ten Days on the Island and Junction Arts Festival. Student driven exhibition and event spaces foster your professional development and encourage participation in Tasmania's internationally acclaimed arts culture.

Enjoy more one-to-one time with dedicated staff who are practising artists and designers, drawn by Tasmania's groundswell of creativity. Be connected to a global cultural context, with industry, community and research opportunities available both in and outside our island state. Develop a creative practice that encompasses practical skills, critical awareness, innovation, collaborative and independent enquiry.

Take a look at just a few highlights of our Current Students Work (PDF 3.27MB) from 2016.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours4 (AQF Level 8) will be able to:

  • Define and articulate, to relevant audiences, coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying research principles and diverse contexts (e.g. social, cultural and historical) that inform all aspects of art practice.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence, self-awareness and reflexive practice through:
    • Critically analysing ideas, artefacts and methods 
    • Evaluating and applying the critical commentary of others, and 
    • Synthesising formal, technical and conceptual knowledge via interpretation and adaption. 
  • Exercise well-developed initiative and judgement in developing new cognitive and technical skills, to manage contingencies with some independence, provide solutions to complex problems and deliver conceptually multi-layered, resolved art works. 
  • Undertake self-directed, speculative inquiry in one or more disciplines to develop new, individual creative practice artefacts by adapting advanced knowledge and skills in diverse contexts, and executing projects with unforeseen outcomes. 
  • Develop and sustain a researched, self-defined creative practice and/or inquiry that is both autonomous and connected with professional, scholarly, and/or social communities.)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Art Year 3 (AQF Level 7) will be able to:

  • Define and articulate, to relevant audiences, a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge about the diverse contexts (e.g. social, cultural and historical) that inform all aspects of art practice.
  • Demonstrate well-developed theoretical, technical and communication skills essential to art practice through: 
    • Critically analysing ideas, artefacts and methods
    • Evaluating and applying the critical commentary of others, and 
    • Synthesising formal, technical and conceptual knowledge via interpretation and adaption. 
  • Exercise well-developed initiative and judgement in developing cognitive and technical skills, to manage contingencies with some independence, provide solutions to sometimes complex problems and deliver conceptually multi-layered, resolved art works. 
  • Undertake self-directed, speculative inquiry in one or more disciplines to develop new, individual creative practice artefacts by adapting well-developed knowledge and skills in diverse contexts, and executing projects with unforeseen outcomes. 
  • Develop a self-defined creative practice and/or inquiry that is autonomous and demonstrates knowledge of professional, scholarly, and/or social communities.
Micheila & Sam
Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates

From engaging with acclaimed international artists to participating in Tasmania's thriving and experimental art scene, visual artists Micheila Petersfield and Sam Field tell us what they loved about the Bachelor of Fine Arts experience at UTAS.
Artist In Residence (AIR)

The AIR program finds professional local, interstate or international practitioners, or an outstanding alumnus, extend their contemporary theatre practice while positively impacting the students and culture of the Tasmanian College of the Arts.

While pursuing their independent performances, the invited artists engage explicitly and individually with students. The program creates tangible links between your learning experiences within, and the 'live' professional practice beyond.

Arts Forum

Get involved in our presentation series held during each semester called the Arts Forum held in both Hobart and Launceston.

Each week, students, staff and the community gather to hear local, national and international speakers from all corners of the arts discuss their professional practice and research.

Recent highly respected presenters include, Bruno Latour, Alfredo Jaar, Cameron Robbins, Kirsha Kaechele and Vito Acconci.

Career outcomes

Rebecca Birrell
Principal Designer, Birelli


From designing a major installation at a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the label which took a Tasmanian drop to the number one selling pinot in Australia – the Bachelor of Fine Arts allowed Rebecca to approach design from a broad perspective. Read more about Rebecca

An award-winning London-based furniture designer. The friends who founded their own brand agency in Melbourne. A contemporary artist whose dreamy installations have taken New York City by storm. These are just a few examples where the study of art and design has taken UTAS graduates.

When you go beyond the creation of art and think about its application, management and distribution, an abundance of exciting career opportunities present themselves.

  • Advertising and brand
  • Animator
  • Art historian
  • Arts administrator
  • Creative director
  • Fashion and costume designer
  • Film editor
  • Furniture designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial designer
  • Jeweller
  • Multimedia artist
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Urban planning and public art
  • Printmaker
  • Researcher
  • Sculpture, potter or ceramic artist
  • Sound designer
  • Secondary school teacher

Course structure

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours will total 400 credit points (equivalent of 32x 12.5cp units) comprising:

Years 1, 2 and 3

  • a Critical Practices reversed major equating to 8 units: 2 introductory (50cp) , 2  intermediate(25cp), and 2 advanced units (25cp).
  • a Studio major equating to 10 units: 2 introductory (25cp),  4 intermediate (50cp) and 4 advanced (50cp) units.
  • Degree Electives: 2 units of which 1 must be at introductory level.
  • Breadth units: 2 units of which 1 must be at introductory level.
  • Student Electives: 2 units at any level provided the unit level requirement is met.

Within the above students will need to ensure they meet the overall unit level requirement of:

  • Introductory level units (100 coded eg FSH111): 8 minimum and 10 maximum
  • Intermediate level units (200 coded eg FFE201): 6 minimum and 10 maximum
  • Advanced level units (300 coded eg FSX311); 6 minimum and 10 maximum

Year 4

Comprising 100cp of honours units.

Students who have successfully passed all Year 1, 2 and 3 units (ie 300cp) will in Year 4 progress with either a professional or research honours program. Those choosing not to progress to Year 4 can request in writing to Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au, to exit F4R Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and graduate with 13R Bachelor of Fine Arts.

In year 1 students will be required to enrol in and pass 100pts of introductory level units (ie 8 x 12.5pt units) comprising

Critical Practices Reverse major core units (50cp):

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

Studio major - choose 2 of the following:

HOBART based students will choose 2 units from the following (25cp):

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

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

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 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 1

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

3D Design 1 focuses on developing students' analytical, conceptual 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

INVERESK based students will choose 2 units from the following (25cp):

This unit introduces students to the historical, cultural, theoretical and practical aspects of photomedia practice. Traditional photographic technologies and methodologies are explored and critiqued in combination with contemporary photographic imaging hardware and strategies. Central to this course is the development…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Uses practical ceramic projects to explore ideas surrounding the concepts of form and function. Each project will combine a conceptual challenge with the acquisition of new ceramics skills and processes. As a background to the projects, an introduction to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

An introduction to the textiles studio will encourage students to work innovatively with a variety of tactile media. Emphasis will be placed on giving form to an idea through the investigation of technical skills, both historical and contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Electives (25cp) - choose 1 Introductory Degree Elective and 1 Introductory Breadth unit from the Electives list.

Year 2 and 3 totals 200cp of intermediate and advanced level units (or the equivalent of 16 x 12.5cp units) comprising:-

Critical Practices Reverse Major:

Intermediate level core units (25cp):

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.

Advanced level core units (25cp):

This unit is designed to extend your understanding and application of key artistic and cultural debates and modes of practice in relation to your own creative, critical practice. It will be taught through a series of presentations, seminars and workshops.You…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit a series of presentations, seminars and workshops will enable you to explore and analyse key artistic and cultural debates and modes of practice and further refine those that relate to targeted instances of creative production (your own…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studio Major

HOBART based students will choose 2 of the following Intermediate level pairs (50cp):

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.

and/or

3D Design 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse materials, methodologies and processes associated with contemporary design practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to collaborate and experiment with materials,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit you will build on your acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing your conceptual approach.You will be guided through more in-depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and/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.

and/or

Photography 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse methodologies and processes associated with contemporary practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to experiment with aspects of the photographic medium, iterative…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore the photographic medium through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach.Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and reflection,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and/or

This unit focuses on the development and deployment of concepts and ideas through a variety of image-making strategies using paint as the primary medium. While you will deal with many of the more traditional issues surrounding painting, you might also…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the development of ideas and images leading to final, resolved artworks. While you will deal with many of the more traditional issues surrounding painting, you might also employ new technologies, or other non-conventional processes.In undertaking this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and/or

Students are introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1. Students will be assigned projects through which they will explore and develop these techniques. As the semester progresses previous print techniques may be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students continue to be introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1 & 2A. Students will be assigned projects through which they will explore and develop these techniques. As the semester progresses previous…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and/or

Sculpture 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse materials, methodologies and processes associated with contemporary practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to collaborate and experiment with materials, iterative process…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach.Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

and/or

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

INVERESK based students will enrol in the below core intermediate units (50cp):

Studio 2A enables you to further develop your practice through studio based explorations and to articulate that practice within larger historical, theoretical, cultural, and contemporary visual contexts.This unit will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studio 2B continues your development of your practice through studio based explorations and provides further opportunities to articulate that practice within larger historical, theoretical, cultural, and contemporary visual contexts.This unit will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to extend their practice through studio based explorations in a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach. Students will be guided through more in depth approaches…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students continue to build on their acquired skills to extend their practice through studio based explorations in a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach. Students will be guided through more in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS the below core advanced level units regardless of location (50cp):

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.

Elective units (50cp) - see below for more detail

Of the two electives (25cp) required in Year 1, students will choose 1 introductory Degree Elective and 1 introductory Breadth units.

Of the four electives (50cp) required in Year 2 and 3, students must complete 1 Breadth unit, 1 Degree Elective and 2 Student Electives within the below unit level requirements:

      Introductory level:  0 minimum to 2 maximum;

      Intermediate level: 0 minimum to 4 maximum;

      Advanced level:       0 minimum to 4 maximum.

Of the 6 electives required for the degree,  you need to pass 2 Degree Electives; 2 Breadth; and 2 Student Electives.   In your study plan in eStudent, the electives have been configured to the below introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.  If, however, you would like to discuss an alternative configuration, please contact Arts Student Central.

Introductory level:
HOBART based:-

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

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
HobartSemester 2

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

SCREENPRINTING AND PAINTING COMBINES will take you through the basic techniques of screenprinting and painting with the aim of producing works which employ both processes. Collage is a technique used by artists to bring disparate elements together and will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit students will be taught observational skills a as training ground to explore the relationship between perception and cognition, rather than representation. The unit will introduce preliminary theories of seeing and interpretation (the ability to communicate ideas visually)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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' analytical, conceptual 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

INVERESK based:

Uses practical ceramic projects to explore ideas surrounding the concepts of form and function. Each project will combine a conceptual challenge with the acquisition of new ceramics skills and processes. As a background to the projects, an introduction to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit explores the language, techniques and traditions of drawing, and offers an extension of drawing skills embedded in other units. The unit emphasises the development of a personal language that communicates the perceptual and conceptual possibilities of the medium.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit continues your exploration of the language, techniques and traditions of drawing, and offers an extension of drawing skills embedded in other units. The unit emphasises the development of a personal language that communicates the perceptual and conceptual possibilities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces students to the historical, cultural, theoretical and practical aspects of photomedia practice. Traditional photographic technologies and methodologies are explored and critiqued in combination with contemporary photographic imaging hardware and strategies. Central to this course is the development…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

An introduction to the textiles studio will encourage students to work innovatively with a variety of tactile media. Emphasis will be placed on giving form to an idea through the investigation of technical skills, both historical and contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Intermediate level
HOBART based:

The 21st century is presenting a revolution in making that is characterised by a departure from the heavy infrastructure of mass production to the bespoke digital design and manufacture of objects. CNC Routers, 3D printers, Laser cutters are revolutionizing this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines narrative and forms of image making through investigations into artists' books or other sequential art forms such as editions, graphic novels, zines, animation, illustration, film and print. The unit will build skills in material thinking, typography, image…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will be guided in expanded methods of drawing that extend beyond direct visual interpretation. Utilising speculative media and performative methods, you will draw to develop your awareness of space and your responses to the physical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be introduced to the critical and speculative processes of creative enquiry and cross-disciplinary collaborative project development. Using different 'what if' and 'how could' scenarios and cultural provocations that tap into contemporary issues across ecology, technology and politics, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit investigates Art as a meeting point for exchange between Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. Through analysis of the process, materials and context of Artworks the dialogue between cultures will be explored.The unit will build skills in critical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practices of creative thinking and idea generation, as well as introducing and developing foundational skills in electronics and digital production.Using obstacles or obstructions as a creative catalyst/springboard for ideas generation, you will be challenged…

Credit Points: 12.5

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.

3D Design 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse materials, methodologies and processes associated with contemporary design practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to collaborate and experiment with materials,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit you will build on your acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing your conceptual approach.You will be guided through more in-depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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.

Photography 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse methodologies and processes associated with contemporary practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to experiment with aspects of the photographic medium, iterative…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore the photographic medium through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach.Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and reflection,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the development and deployment of concepts and ideas through a variety of image-making strategies using paint as the primary medium. While you will deal with many of the more traditional issues surrounding painting, you might also…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the development of ideas and images leading to final, resolved artworks. While you will deal with many of the more traditional issues surrounding painting, you might also employ new technologies, or other non-conventional processes.In undertaking this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students are introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1. Students will be assigned projects through which they will explore and develop these techniques. As the semester progresses previous print techniques may be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students continue to be introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1 & 2A. Students will be assigned projects through which they will explore and develop these techniques. As the semester progresses previous…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sculpture 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse materials, methodologies and processes associated with contemporary practice. Through group and individual tasks you will develop your ability to collaborate and experiment with materials, iterative process…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach.Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

INVERESK based:

This project based unit explores contemporary art as a means through which to navigate and respond to the range of ethical, moral, social, technological and environmental challenges facing the contemporary world. Contemporary art practice shapes social, political, transnational and moral…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

'What are the limits?' challenges and extends students understanding of the potential scope of traditional media with an emphasis on testing boundaries and cross overs within material investigations. For example, a painting project may challenge the traditional 'painting in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Craft 'won't stay put'. In a cultural moment in which the handmade and artisanal are catchcries, while new technologies open up different ways of making, questions about what craft was, is, and could be blur boundaries between craft, art and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This project-based unit explores dialogues and contemporary cross=overs between ideas of place, space and environment. It examines formal and informal ways of navigating, constructing and responding to constructed and natural environments. Considering the role of agency, site specificity and performativity,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores approaches to art practice and the body using a range of creative methods. From painting to sculpture, photography to performance art, ideas about the body have been part of the creative expression of many cultures. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how surfaces can be worked to shape the meaning and physical experience of interior and exterior spaces. The unit encompasses aspects of spatial practice, image making and surface interventions both temporary and permanent. You will consider technical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Advanced level
HOBART based:

In this unit you will devise a walk through negotiating a locality. Walking has long been an art practice. By surveying conceptual and practical precedents, students will frame experiments in performative and material art making, applied to urban, rural, domestic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In order to undertake this unit you will have been offered a significant industry-based professional development opportunity. This opportunity could be:An industry placement in a cultural institution;selection in a curated exhibition; an internship;curating an exhibition;writing a scholarly catalogue essay or…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In order to undertake this unit you and your peers will pitch a substantial project for public presentation, exhibition, screening or performance. For your pitch to be successful, you will need to demonstrate that the idea is achievable and that…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Drawing on multiple interpretations of the term current (belonging to the time actually passing; passing from one to another; circulating and flowing), Current Practice (In-coming) and its sister unit Current Practices (Out-going) provides a framework for significant modes of engagement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Drawing on multiple interpretations of the term current (belonging to the time actually passing; passing from one to another; circulating and flowing), Current Practice (Out-going) and its sister unit Current Practice (In-coming) provides a framework for significant modes of engagement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)

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

INVERESK based:

This project based unit explores contemporary art as a means through which to navigate and respond to the range of ethical, moral, social, technological and environmental challenges facing the contemporary world. Contemporary art practice shapes social, political, transnational and moral…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

'What are the limits?' challenges and extends students understanding of the potential scope of traditional media with an emphasis on testing boundaries and cross overs within material investigations. For example, a painting project may challenge the traditional 'painting in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Craft 'won't stay put'. In a cultural moment in which the handmade and artisanal are catchcries, while new technologies open up different ways of making, questions about what craft was, is, and could be blur boundaries between craft, art and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This project-based unit explores dialogues and contemporary cross=overs between ideas of place, space and environment. It examines formal and informal ways of navigating, constructing and responding to constructed and natural environments. Considering the role of agency, site specificity and performativity,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores approaches to art practice and the body using a range of creative methods. From painting to sculpture, photography to performance art, ideas about the body have been part of the creative expression of many cultures. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how surfaces can be worked to shape the meaning and physical experience of interior and exterior spaces. The unit encompasses aspects of spatial practice, image making and surface interventions both temporary and permanent. You will consider technical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Introductory 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

Intermediate level

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

Advanced level

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

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

Student electives are your choice of unit from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas.  You may choose to enrol in additional fine art units or a study area from another degree (eg Geology, Marketing, Chinese).  To explore the vast array of study areas from other degrees go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the  selection criteria to obtain more specific data (for example introductory level, semester 1, hobart, study area: french).   If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, Tel: 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au.

Choose either Professional Honours or Research Honours

Professional Honours

Core units:

The research conducted for this unit will lay the groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.In this unit you will develop a research plan and time line for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The research conducted for this unit will lay the groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.In this unit you will develop a research plan and time line for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In the case of Honours (Studio Professional) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying project summary 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
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In the case of Honours (Studio Professional) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying project summary 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
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Research Honours

Core units:

The research conducted for this unit will lay the groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.In this unit you will develop a research plan and time line for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The research conducted for this unit will lay the groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.In this unit you will develop a research plan and time line for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed work in the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, you'll need to meet the general entrance requirements of the University and the following course-specific requirements.

Pre-tertiary TCE Art, Craft and Design Music is desirable but not essential. Anyone possessing other qualifications and experience deemed by the College of Arts and Law to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to the successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system may be admitted to the course.

You may be requested to submit a portfolio of recent artwork which may comprise of slides, photographs or video. Where there are circumstances which prevent an applicant attending for interview, a brief statement outlining interest in the course, including any relevant experience or qualifications, should be provided, including a portfolio of recent artwork.

Credit transfer

If you are currently studying a degree in another Faculty at the University or at another institution you are able to apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and may be eligible for advanced standing (ie. credit) for your previous study. 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Tasmania or an equivalent award in Fine Arts from another institution may receive up to three years (300cp) advanced standing into the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours.

If you have completed awards including Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution, you can also apply for advanced standing in this course.

Articulation to

Graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours with sufficient merit are able to apply for entry to Research Higher Degrees such as the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). More information is available from the Office of Research Services.

Graduates wishing to pursue a teaching career must also complete the two-year Master of Teaching 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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

$5,000 Creative Arts Relocation Scholarships

Scholarships are available to domestic students who have an ATAR of 65+ (or equivalent alternate entry) and are relocating from interstate (outside Tasmania) to commence their Introductory (First) Year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Semester 1, 2017. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of recent artwork; or submit a brief statement outlining interest in the course, any relevant experience or qualifications, and a portfolio of recent artwork. The Creative Arts Relocation Scholarships encourage students from interstate to study at the University of Tasmania by assisting with relocation expenses. *View the full eligibility criteria on the Scholarships & Bursaries landing page.

Each year, the University of Tasmania offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability. Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

International Students

There are a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

Find out more about the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) available.

How can we help?

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

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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