Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (13B)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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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.

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 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.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

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

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

Learn how to identify the sort of theatre you want to make, and the skills in performance, production and communication to realise productions from end-to-end.

Contemporary theatre is a broad term that includes the making of performance and the design and practice of theatre production. It also includes touring productions to unusual site-specific works that defy definition.
  • Explore key areas of theatre making including the fundamentals of body and voice, acting, directing, lighting and sound design, integrated with cultural, historical and theoretical ideas about performance physicality and space.
  • Occupy an inspiring and generous teaching and performance space at The Annexe; a purpose-built, working theatre our students make their own and share with performing artists of state-wide, national and international significance.
  • Participate in acclaimed festivals like Dark Mofo, Ten Days on the Island, and the Junction Arts Festival, and pursue independent opportunities through an eclectic range of community and creative-based industries.

The Bachelor of Contemporary Arts degree is filled with dedicated, passionate, and motivated students working with us to develop their creative potential across theatre making disciplines. The course encourages collaboration, experimentation, community engagement, and the freedom to explore individual achievement in a supportive and creative environment.

Home to both Australia’s longest-running play and oldest operating theatre, Tasmania’s performing arts scene is flourishing. Located between the Academy of the Arts, School of Architecture & Design and QVMAG, your theatre home, The Annexe, takes centre stage in Launceston’s cultural precinct.

While a life in the performing arts is often more a calling than a career, graduate with confidence, critical awareness and creative intelligence for a life of outstanding theatre making and artistic leadership within your community.

The Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (BCA) offers learning opportunities through two discipline pathways (Visual Arts and Theatre), centered on practice-based study which is informed by Creative Arts Theory. The Visual Arts strand encompasses Drawing, Ceramics, Electronic Media, Painting, Photomedia, Textiles and Spatial Practice (Sculpture). The Performing Arts strand encompasses Technical Theatre, Acting, Voice and Movement, Script Writing, Devising New Works, Directing and Theatre Performances. Graduates from this degree will be able to apply knowledge and skills in their discipline area and draw on and apply connections between diverse discipline practices encompassed by the Visual and Performing arts. A major Studio or Theatre based Project that emphasizes independent and professional practice in the creative arts is undertaken in the final year of the degree. You may also choose to extend the Creative Arts Theory minor into a major by adding more units from the Creative Arts Theory program, The BCA provides the opportunity to undertake up to eight units offered by any other school or faculty such as Arts, Education, Architecture and Science as part of your degree.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts will be able to demonstrate advanced visual and/or performance skills and literacy. They will do so through:

  • knowledge and interpretation of contemporary visual or performing arts practices, including discussion and evaluation;
  • working independently/collaboratively to develop and realize a variety of visual or performing arts projects based on exploration and experimentation with diverse media, processes, practices and technical skills;
  • recognizing, reflecting and discussing social and ethical issues raised by personal projects; and
  • using diverse modes of communication to engage with a broad range of audiences.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts will find employment in a variety of positions within the visual and performing arts professions. Students who complete a major in Visual Arts or Creative Arts Theory may work as curators, gallery administrators, researchers and teachers, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice. Students who complete the Theatre major may work in professional theatre as actors, stage managers or technicians, film and television, or public relations.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, you need to choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives, 6 student electives and 2 breadth units. Students will choose a Theatre major and compulsory History and Theory minor. Please note that Semester 2 intake is not available for entry.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: two must be introductory and two at any level (to meet the overall requirements of the minimum and maximum level of units for the whole degree). For example, if you choose 2 advanced level degree electives in year 2 of the degree, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level.
  • 2 breadth units: 1 introductory and 1 intermediate or advanced level unit (see Breadth Units web page for further information).
  • Six student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are:
    • between 8-10 units at introductory level,
    • 6-10 units at intermediate level, and
    • 6-10 units at advanced level.
    • For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit involves the research, rehearsing and performing of a play for an audience. Students are given the opportunity to apply and further develop skills and strategies learned in Semester One acting and voice classes. In addition to this, students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Students work in a number of production, design and/or administrative roles to support Performance Making A. Each student takes a major responsibility in one technical department (e.g. lighting, sound, costume, set, publicity) as well as assisting in other roles. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Students work across a range of production roles to support FPB202 Performance in Practice unit. Students will work across various areas such as publicity, lighting, sound, costume, design. The process will involve working individually or in groups in learning the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students rehearse for public performance in collaboration with FPB304 Production Project. This unit will provide students with a unique opportunity to develop skills in the rehearsal process acquired in the first year of a Theatre major. The experience enables students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

In this unit, you will engage with both the theory and practice of theatre production.The unit will explore how rehearsal methods inform production style. Through collaborative and discursive rehearsal process, you will explore the role of the director, the role…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Making Theatre is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of a complete theatre production. Classes are conducted as rehearsals of a performance text selected and directed by the Unit Lecturer. You will apply techniques learnt in FPB132, FPB106, FPB201 &…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1

The unit introduces theories of the visual and performing arts through criticism and related cultural, historical and theoretical themes, including ideas of subjectivity, performativity, space and site, regionalism, nationalism and globalism. Skills in observation, critique and communication are developed through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit offers the chance to explore the integration of theory within contemporary performing arts. The unit is structured around inquiry and direct engagement with practice, concepts and experimental approaches. Students will engage in depth with themes and issues that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

The design of the spaces in which the visual and performing arts are encountered continually informs the shape of a work, just as a work can shape the space. Design practices within the spaces of theatres, galleries and less formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally driven by the recognition of the ways in which the past continues to shape the present: that creative practice today not only builds on, but also continues to engage with and contest, histories of visual and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Modernism, in its various incarnations, is central to the development of the visual and performing arts, film and design in the twentieth century and continues to inform contemporary creative practice. This unit surveys the key moments in the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the theories and practices underpinning contemporary approaches to performance as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which these theories and practices evolved. Starting with an investigation of the concepts of performance and 'performativity', this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit frames investigations of the concepts of space and time, as they have been framed in a range of discourses available to and informing the visual and performing arts. Themes will be discussed in contemporary, historical and crosscultural contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using the wild and tamed spaces of Tasmania for inspiration and investigation, this unit introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Introductory Degree Electives
Choose two (2) units from the following list:

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 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit will introduce students to primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on voice, body and their relationship with space and imagination. In this unit, students will learn the specific skills of voice production and movement.The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The art and skill of the Stand Up routine is the core of this exciting unit of study: The basics of writing a joke and essential elements of comedy: the truth, the lie, exaggeration, word pictures, economy, the punchline, timing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose two (2) units from the following list:

The design of the spaces in which the visual and performing arts are encountered continually informs the shape of a work, just as a work can shape the space. Design practices within the spaces of theatres, galleries and less formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally driven by the recognition of the ways in which the past continues to shape the present: that creative practice today not only builds on, but also continues to engage with and contest, histories of visual and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Modernism, in its various incarnations, is central to the development of the visual and performing arts, film and design in the twentieth century and continues to inform contemporary creative practice. This unit surveys the key moments in the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the theories and practices underpinning contemporary approaches to performance as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which these theories and practices evolved. Starting with an investigation of the concepts of performance and 'performativity', this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit frames investigations of the concepts of space and time, as they have been framed in a range of discourses available to and informing the visual and performing arts. Themes will be discussed in contemporary, historical and crosscultural contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using the wild and tamed spaces of Tasmania for inspiration and investigation, this unit introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces students to the fundamental techniques, processes and technologies associated with contemporary studio glass. The study comprises practical studio exercises enabling students to acquire and then practice a variety of design and making skills including; slumping, fusion, glass…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Introduces students to the skills of making pots from the potter's wheel. A wide range of wheel-throwing techniques and processes are explored in the making of cups, jugs, mugs, plates and bottles. The idea of the functional vessel is studied…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores approaches to drawing open air spaces including urban, rural, recreational and wilderness environments. Drawing tutorials that address the representation of atmospheric conditions, ephemerality, viewing points, perspectival conundrums, dynamic elements (including movement events within spaces and movement of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will be introduced to two basic techniques of printmaking, intaglio and relief. Through demonstrations and lectures they will be introduced to how making and materials inform meaning. Students will be encouraged to develop projects which will be monitored on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will be introduced to basic printmaking methods and ideas through studio demonstrations and lectures. They will be encouraged to explore these techniques and methods in the development of a self-directed project that makes effective and appropriate use of print…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores approaches to drawing the body from a number of aspects, including anatomy, the interior/exterior of the body and the impact of technological innovations on how the body is imagined. Various philosophical approaches to the body are considered in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit integrates diverse aspects of creative arts practice, in a project designed in consultation with teaching staff. The unit challenges and extends students' understanding of the potential scope of new and traditional media with an emphasis on cross-media investigations…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to develop a proposal and complete a self-directed project. Initial tutorials guide the development and expansion of a 4 week long set project through a range of creative arts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides intermediate level students with the opportunity to engage with contemporary visual arts practices. Drawing on the expertise of professional artists/educators, the unit develops the necessary skills, techniques and material processes associated with a particular field of the visual arts…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces a range of the material processes available to painting. Water colour, acrylic and oil based media are explored along with their appropriate supports such as canvas and specialist papers. Each process is considered within the context of its traditional…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self-designed project based on "Convergence", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or interdisciplinary projects which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self directed project based on "Art and Site", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This intermediate unit is designed to explore introduce and explore Digital Photography, and to align photographic theory with practice and process. The unit will explore studio and camera fundamentals, and develop a student's ability to navigate the meaning of images…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a theoretical and technical introduction to digital imaging focusing on art related applications. The unit provides a technical foundation for the use of digital imaging as a vehicle for the visual communication of ideas and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend students knowledge of the contemporary practice of textiles. Students will produce both two and three-dimensional works using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. Experimental textile projects are designed to encourage students to combine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students learn the basics of performing to camera and critique a variety of screen acting performances.This unit is delivered intensively. Refer to actual dates.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Acting in the contemporary context encompasses many different styles. There is no one acting but multiple actings. This unit investigates the wide range of established and evolving methodologies that inform contemporary acting. Through a praxis-based and workshop learning experience students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

There are two distinct contexts in which the actors are called upon to be creative: rehearsal and performance. Creatics is an advanced acting programme designed to maximise the actor's creativity for and in theatrical performances. In workshops, students will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally experimental and works with the dynamics of body, space and time for public performance. It explores the possible in the world of physical theatre making. Contemporary theatre performance is not just the spoken word; it is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit expands the students' range and ability to deliver various accents and dialects, and to apply specific accents and dialects to various dramatic texts. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) will be explored, and students will learn to use the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores that ways that dramatic texts ‘speak’ as documents for performance. By exploring a number of texts, both classical and contemporary, this unit considers the range of interpretive practices that move the text from page to stage. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit focuses on the performer's body as a major instrument of expression a range of contexts. The content will be discrete but will complement studies in acting and voice. The unit is designed to make the students realize the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit enables students to undertake small exploratory performance-based projects through a laboratory-style experience. Students will explore various skills and strategies essential to realise identified projects collaboratively or individually for an invited audience. Students will critically reflect on their experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Drawing on the expertise of professional practitioners and trainers, this workshop-based unit enables participants to develop skills in a specific area of theatre/performance (for example: acting, directing, movement, voice, writing, devising, design and production).…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the role and practice of Stage Management in theatre production, prepares students to undertake responsibilities in management roles, and develop fundamental management skills required in formally understood stage management contexts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit addresses the communication needs of students, current and intending professionals required to speak in presentation contexts. Participants will experience specific vocal and physical skills in the presentation of dynamic and highly focused material and tasks. Various delivery techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit develops practical and creative skills in the craft of writing for performance. Through practical workshops, discussions, readings and individual dramaturgical sessions with the Unit Lecturer, you will explore the range of styles, genres, conventions, purposes and methodologies within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In this unit you commit to an investigative project in a specialized area that complements your major study. The proposal for the project must be negotiated with the Head of the Discipline or Course Coordinator, and given in written form…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSpring school

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

Breadth units are compulsory in all Bachelor degrees effective 2015.

Choose one (1) at introductory level and 1 at any level provided the unit level requirement is met

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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? Following Bruce Mau's 'design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

Ever thought of yourself as one in a million? Universities Australia notes that in 2017 Australia has more than one million students enrolled in Universities across the country. That is more than one million potential graduates entering the workforce over…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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 breadth unit will delve into rocks, oceans and working of human society to explore the massive impact humans are having on the world we live in. Life on Earth has nearly been extinguished five times since the explosion of…

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
HobartSemester 2

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

Latin lies at the foundation of the Humanities and Sciences. With Latin we are able to engage with principal thinkers such as Cicero and Seneca, and with seminal poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, whose writing looms large in all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The swiftly rising prevalence of dementia is one of the most significant health, social and economic issues facing the world. The global challenge of dementia will require innovative solutions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Sports doping is a truly international problem and has a significant impact on today’s society; from cheating, to the politics and ethics of sophisticated doping programs, the enormous bureaucracy and cost of monitoring and prosecuting, along with the impact on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 A

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, health…

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
HobartSemester 2

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
HobartSemester 1
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 A

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

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

Student electives will comprise 1 introductory unit in Year 1; and 5 in Year 2&3 that can comprise 0min-1max introductory* unit ; 2min-3max intermediate units and 2min-3max advanced units in Year 2&3.  *if unable to add select a introductory unit please contact Arts Student Central.

To explore the many study areas available as student electives, go to www.utas.edu.au/courses/search-units? and use the search criteria fields (eg level, study period, location, year, study area). View the full unit description to check requisites (ie prerequisites, anti-requisites). If you need further assistance please contact Arts Student Central, tel 61 3 6226 7814 or email Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au.

Once the student electives have been chosen, login to your study plan via eStudent to add these units to choice of student elective(s) under Year 1 or Year 2&3 of the study plan and to then enrol.

The Visual Arts major is in teach-out and is only available to students who commenced BCA in 2016 or earlier.   

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The unit introduces a range of visual media and technologies through concept based challenges associated with 2D and 3D creative visual practices. Tasks are introduced through a series of practical projects that extend students' understanding of how techniques, mediums and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit extends a range of visual media and technologies through concept based challenges associated with 2D and 3D creative visual practices. Tasks are introduced through a series of practical projects that extend students' understanding of how techniques, mediums and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

A studio-based unit which introduces students to the making of figurative objects. The study explores the reasons for the re-emergence of the figurative genre in the Postmodern era. The human figure is central to developing ideas, meanings and appearances dealing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores the concepts and strategies of differing approaches to abstraction and correlations with other media (eg music and dance). The unit seeks to develop an awareness of conceptual possibilities through practical workshops which explore diverse approaches to drawing practice. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit integrates diverse aspects of creative arts practice, in a project designed in consultation with teaching staff. The unit challenges and extends students' understanding of the potential scope of new and traditional media with an emphasis on cross-media investigations…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to develop a proposal and complete a self-directed project. Initial tutorials guide the development and expansion of a 4 week long set project through a range of creative arts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self-designed project based on "Convergence", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or interdisciplinary projects which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self directed project based on "Art and Site", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend students knowledge of the contemporary practice of textiles. Students will produce both two and three-dimensional works using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. Experimental textile projects are designed to encourage students to combine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

In consultation with studio lecturers students develop a studio investigation from point of origin (central idea) and proposal stage through to options for a resolved presentation in Studio Project B. The project proposal and experimentation should locate the idea within…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Following preliminary investigation and experimentation in Studio Project A students should refine and develop their idea with reference to their findings. The project should further develop a convergence of technical, theoretical, thematic and conceptual concerns.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The unit introduces theories of the visual and performing arts through criticism and related cultural, historical and theoretical themes, including ideas of subjectivity, performativity, space and site, regionalism, nationalism and globalism. Skills in observation, critique and communication are developed through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit offers the chance to explore the integration of theory within contemporary performing arts. The unit is structured around inquiry and direct engagement with practice, concepts and experimental approaches. Students will engage in depth with themes and issues that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit examines visual and performing arts in contemporary Australia against a backdrop of the development of the arts since colonisation and ideas of a distinctly Australian aesthetic. Students will make use of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The design of the spaces in which the visual and performing arts are encountered continually informs the shape of a work, just as a work can shape the space. Design practices within the spaces of theatres, galleries and less formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally driven by the recognition of the ways in which the past continues to shape the present: that creative practice today not only builds on, but also continues to engage with and contest, histories of visual and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Modernism, in its various incarnations, is central to the development of the visual and performing arts, film and design in the twentieth century and continues to inform contemporary creative practice. This unit surveys the key moments in the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the theories and practices underpinning contemporary approaches to performance as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which these theories and practices evolved. Starting with an investigation of the concepts of performance and 'performativity', this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit frames investigations of the concepts of space and time, as they have been framed in a range of discourses available to and informing the visual and performing arts. Themes will be discussed in contemporary, historical and crosscultural contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using the wild and tamed spaces of Tasmania for inspiration and investigation, this unit introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

OR
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The unit introduces theories of the visual and performing arts through criticism and related cultural, historical and theoretical themes, including ideas of subjectivity, performativity, space and site, regionalism, nationalism and globalism. Skills in observation, critique and communication are developed through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit offers the chance to explore the integration of theory within contemporary performing arts. The unit is structured around inquiry and direct engagement with practice, concepts and experimental approaches. Students will engage in depth with themes and issues that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit examines visual and performing arts in contemporary Australia against a backdrop of the development of the arts since colonisation and ideas of a distinctly Australian aesthetic. Students will make use of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The design of the spaces in which the visual and performing arts are encountered continually informs the shape of a work, just as a work can shape the space. Design practices within the spaces of theatres, galleries and less formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally driven by the recognition of the ways in which the past continues to shape the present: that creative practice today not only builds on, but also continues to engage with and contest, histories of visual and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Modernism, in its various incarnations, is central to the development of the visual and performing arts, film and design in the twentieth century and continues to inform contemporary creative practice. This unit surveys the key moments in the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the theories and practices underpinning contemporary approaches to performance as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which these theories and practices evolved. Starting with an investigation of the concepts of performance and 'performativity', this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit frames investigations of the concepts of space and time, as they have been framed in a range of discourses available to and informing the visual and performing arts. Themes will be discussed in contemporary, historical and crosscultural contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using the wild and tamed spaces of Tasmania for inspiration and investigation, this unit introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

The unit promotes the articulation and application of ideas between practice and theory by developing skills in planning, carrying out and communicating creative arts practice-led research. Students develop a research project proposal for their individual project, and present their outcomes…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines visual and performing arts in contemporary Australia against a backdrop of the development of the arts since colonisation and ideas of a distinctly Australian aesthetic. Students will make use of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The design of the spaces in which the visual and performing arts are encountered continually informs the shape of a work, just as a work can shape the space. Design practices within the spaces of theatres, galleries and less formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit looks at the two concepts, nature and culture, through a series of related and contestable frames commonly encountered in the visual and performing arts. The various understandings of nature and culture will be investigated across a number of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is fundamentally driven by the recognition of the ways in which the past continues to shape the present: that creative practice today not only builds on, but also continues to engage with and contest, histories of visual and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Modernism, in its various incarnations, is central to the development of the visual and performing arts, film and design in the twentieth century and continues to inform contemporary creative practice. This unit surveys the key moments in the development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will examine the theories and practices underpinning contemporary approaches to performance as well as the cultural and historical contexts in which these theories and practices evolved. Starting with an investigation of the concepts of performance and 'performativity', this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit frames investigations of the concepts of space and time, as they have been framed in a range of discourses available to and informing the visual and performing arts. Themes will be discussed in contemporary, historical and crosscultural contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The terms 'subject' and 'object' are central to understanding contemporary art and performance. 'Subject' and the related term 'subjectivity' lead into an exploration of the self and the structures that construct the self; identity and how identity can be represented;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Creativity is the great buzz-word and growth industry of our times. Perceived as a desirable attribute, integral to notions of individual development and expression, social and cultural success and even economic survival, it has become the province of potentially all…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Using the wild and tamed spaces of Tasmania for inspiration and investigation, this unit introduces recent histories and critical theories of site, environment and place, as expressed in the visual and performing arts as single or multidisciplinary practice. There will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The unit introduces a range of visual media and technologies through concept based challenges associated with 2D and 3D creative visual practices. Tasks are introduced through a series of practical projects that extend students' understanding of how techniques, mediums and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit extends a range of visual media and technologies through concept based challenges associated with 2D and 3D creative visual practices. Tasks are introduced through a series of practical projects that extend students' understanding of how techniques, mediums and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

A studio-based unit which introduces students to the making of figurative objects. The study explores the reasons for the re-emergence of the figurative genre in the Postmodern era. The human figure is central to developing ideas, meanings and appearances dealing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores the concepts and strategies of differing approaches to abstraction and correlations with other media (eg music and dance). The unit seeks to develop an awareness of conceptual possibilities through practical workshops which explore diverse approaches to drawing practice. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit integrates diverse aspects of creative arts practice, in a project designed in consultation with teaching staff. The unit challenges and extends students' understanding of the potential scope of new and traditional media with an emphasis on cross-media investigations…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to develop a proposal and complete a self-directed project. Initial tutorials guide the development and expansion of a 4 week long set project through a range of creative arts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self-designed project based on "Convergence", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or interdisciplinary projects which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In consultation with staff students develop a self directed project based on "Art and Site", selecting a form of media with which they are fluent. This project may engage any photomedia processes and may include, imaging, video, sound. Hybrid and/or…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend students knowledge of the contemporary practice of textiles. Students will produce both two and three-dimensional works using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. Experimental textile projects are designed to encourage students to combine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver or non-school leaver
  • Present a portfolio of recent work and attend an interview (if applying from interstate, you can submit a CD, DVD or secure internet link of your portfolio and interview over phone/Skype).
  • Pre-tertiary TCE Speech and Drama is desirable but not essential.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your eligibility.

If you are an international student

Visit International Future Students or enquire online about your eligibility.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelors degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

Simply apply as part of the standard online application process for this degree. Alternatively, your credit transfer can be assessed independently via the separate Application for Advanced Standing (PDF 182KB).

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

If you are a Year 12 school leaver or non-school leaver who meets the entry requirements, the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts is your next step towards an exciting career in the creative industries.

You may have also completed the Bachelor of General Studies (Arts Pathway) or University Preparation Program.

On completion of the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with a Distinction (DN) grade or above for 300 (Advanced) level units, you will be able to apply for entry into:

If you do not meet the General Entrance Requirements or course-specific requirements, there are alternate entry pathways to the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts:

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your alternative entry pathway.

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 fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2018 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $29,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

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.

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