Diploma of Fine Arts and Design (F2U)

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Course no longer open for Admission.

The Diploma of Fine Art and Design offers the opportunity to either explore or continue study in fine arts and design through studio based learning.

This course will give you entry into visual art education at a tertiary level, either by the exploration of a broad range of introductory or intermediate units, or where you have a relevant existing degree study within a specific studio to an advanced level.

This program introduces the following areas for study:-

  • Visual thinking: the ability to analyse and discuss images, form and experienceVisual, verbal and written expression
  • Self expression
  • Creative problem solving
  • Generating and evaluating a range of ideas
  • Ability to research and acquire new technical skills as required for visual problem solving.
  • Awareness and global perspective of the role and function of visual art and design in contemporary culture.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass 100 credit points of units (or equiv of 8 x 12.5cp) from the Diploma of Fine Art & Design schedule comprising:

(a) 50cp minimum of Introductory level units

(b) up to 50cp of Intermediate level units

(c) With the approval of the course coordinator, Bachelor of Fine Arts students concurrently undertaking the DipFAD may be permitted to undertake a maximum of 2 units (25cp) offered by other disciplines.

Choose 50cp of introductory units minimum - 100cp maximum from the following list:

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

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
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

3D Design 1 focuses on developing students' 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 unit provides an introduction to digital layout software tools and processes used by print designers for laying out documents. Common commercial software tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign are introduced through this unit, but the emphasis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will give students enabling skills in a variety of painting processes and techniques, which will serve to prepare them for further study in the painting major as well as support a broader range of study in the Bachelor…

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 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit will introduce you to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will learn about the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and how to use the studio as both a site…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Continues to explore the language, techniques and traditions of drawing. The unit emphasizes the development of a personal language which communicates the perceptual and conceptual possibilities of the medium. This language is developed through life drawing, still life, installation, landscape…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose up to 50cp maximum from the following list:-

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.

This unit provides learning experiences in a range of principles and practices pertaining to drawing the human form. You will build skills in observation and in the pictorial principles of line, proportion, structure, volume, and space.Classes are structured around drawing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit increases skills in observational drawing and expressive mark-making through studying and drawing the human figure. You will be taught the principles of drawing forms in space and the elements of line, movement, structure and volume. Classes are structured…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Electronic Media covers a diverse range of forms (video, animation, web, sound, installation, interactivity) and is the most pervasive means of production and delivery for expressive communication in the world today. Whether you aspirations are to be a designer, artist…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will assist you in developing one of the fundamental skills required to become a successful practitioner; knowing where your ideas are coming from. By undertaking E-Media 2B will continue to develop your technical, formal and conceptual abilities as…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Electronic Media covers a diverse range of forms (video, animation, web, sound, installation, interactivity) and is the most pervasive means of production and delivery for expressive communication in the world today. Whether you aspirations are to be a designer, artist…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will assist you in developing one of the fundamental skills required to become a successful practitioner; knowing where your ideas are coming from. By undertaking Electronic Media 2B will continue to develop your technical, formal and conceptual abilities…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Having a website is essential for professional artists and designers. Being able to select an appropriate web strategy and design and implement it have become mainstream skills for designers and communications. By undertaking this unit, you will extend your understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Gain an insight and skills with one of the most intriguing and captivating of contemporary art forms. Bringing objects and ideas to life through frame-by-frame animation and compositing has become much more accessible in recent years through digital technology.Through three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Through set projects and critiques, students study sound as an art medium, incorporating radio art, installation, sound for moving image and sound as a sculptural element. The emphasis is placed on conceptual and skills-based development using personal computer software processes,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines video as a contemporary art medium. The unit introduces students to pre-production processes, including script development and location/resource management, the use of portable equipment, and post-production skills. Students undertake a short project that develops control of location and sound/image…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Computer based 3D modelling and animation techniques have become one of the defining modes of expression of the 21st century. From animated movies through to concept design and prototyping, skills in visualizing 3D concepts are a useful addition to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on developing students' analytical, conceptual and technical skills, enabling them to research and produce effective object-based design solutions through the use of traditional and digital fabrication methods. Students are guided through one-to-one consultation with staff, group critiques,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on developing students' creative, analytical and technical skills, enabling them to research and produce effective object-based design solutions through the use of traditional and digital fabrication methods. Students are guided through one-to-one consultation with staff, group critiques,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The emphasis of this unit is on conceptual development and experimentation with type and image. This unit encourages you to explore visual communication through a range of media, processes and applications. Study of this unit will involve responding to two…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development, and an exploration of different aspects of visual communication using animation and campaign strategies. Study of this unit will involve responding to two project briefs, which focus on the use…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The emphasis of this unit is on conceptual development and experimentation with type and image. This unit encourages you to explore visual communication through a range of media, processes and applications. Study of this unit will involve responding to two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The emphasis for this unit is on research, conceptual development, and an exploration of different aspects of visual communication using animation and campaign strategies. Study of this unit will involve responding to two project briefs, which focus on the use…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Photography 2A FSH211 increases student competency in photography by instruction in the use of digital and medium to large format analogue cameras. Flash photography and studio lighting are demonstrated. The history of photography as a documentary medium is investigated through…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Photography 2B FSH212 refines the student's increasing knowledge of the technical aspects and expressive potential of the photographic medium. Illustrated lectures explore "making" and "taking" as modes of photographic inquiry. The photographic series as a presentation form is further explored…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will develop a range of media and methods defined by the discipline of Painting as appropriate to an intermediate level. You will engage with a wide variety of art practices and artists from historical and contemporary contexts to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds upon experimentation and inquiry undertaken in self-directed projects in unit FSP211. The focus of the unit is on bringing project work and the deployment of ideas to conceptual and technical resolution. You may deal with many of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will be introduced to more complex printmaking techniques, building on the print processes covered in Printmaking 1. You will develop individual projects that explore the meaning and potential of the print medium. You will be introduced to a range…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students build upon the knowledge and technical expertise of the media studied in FSR211/281. You will be encouraged to focus on the development of concepts and ideas through the processes of printmaking and drawing. You will undertake a self-directed project…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sculpture 2A will extend your ability to research, develop and document ideas and processes in three dimensional form, spatial and installation practice, and become increasingly competent in discussing your work. Through group activities and individual tasks you will develop your…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach. Students are expected to become increasingly competent with their ability to: develop…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit looks at ideas and influences that have shaped craft and design practice in the post-war period. It will address such issues as ; regionalism versus internationalism in Australian craft and design; the influence of nature in design, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.This unit focuses on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. This unit will analyse the various ways in which the body has been depicted in Western culture, examining the changing social and cultural…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit examines the nexus between art, design and technological innovation. Its central focus is contemporary art practice, with reference to historical examples of artists and critics who were engaged with new technologies and social change in earlier times. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Formal and technical experimentation, social transgression and political opposition were the hallmarks of the European avant-gardes. This unit will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of the avant-garde, with reference to established theories. Focusing primarily on the inter-war years…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Units available from 2018

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This practical unit will develop your skills in perceptual, conceptual, procedural and imaginary models of drawing. You will undertake a suite of practical exercises and projects that emphasise innovative self-expression and conceptually informed and intuitive creative approaches to drawing. Hand…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This practical unit introduces and builds on the process of drawing for image and concept development. Within a framework of projects and studio-based exercises you will explore and experiment with ideas and materials informed by contemporary drawing practices.The purpose of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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 ideas…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit you will build on your acquired skills to explore contemporary design practice through a range of materials and processes, whilst further developing your design approach.You will be guided through more in-depth approaches to observation and reflection,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Photography 2A will diversify and broaden your capacity to understand and engage with 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 process…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore sculpture and installation 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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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 to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

*Note:-

Where an alternative schedule is agreed too, as per (c) above,  the course coordinator will need to inform Arts Student Central who will manually amend the student's study plan.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have satisfied the University's admission requirements, or be undertaking a practically orientated pre-tertiary Visual Arts or Design subject or TAFE certificate.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be asked to submit a folio consisting of no more that ten photographs, drawings, paintings or electronic images of work and a statement outlining their interest in the course

Applicants are normally expected to have satisfied the University's admission requirements, or be undertaking a practically orientated pre-tertiary Visual Arts or Design subject or TAFE certificate.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be asked to submit a folio consisting of no more that ten photographs, drawings, paintings or electronic images of work and a statement outlining their interest in the course

On successful completion of the award, students may apply for up to 100 credit points in advanced standing to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (13R and 13C^) or Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (F4R) or Bachelor of Visual Communication (13F). but only where study is consistent with the Bachelor degree rules and schedule; and only if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with the Bachelor degree.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, may be entitled to advanced standing of up to a maximum of 25 credit points (2x12.5cp) toward the Bachelor or PG degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

* Provided degree rules permit inclusion of undergraduate units and the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

^ Bachelor of Fine Arts (13C) is in teach-out from 1 January 2017.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

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

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Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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