Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (F4R)

Overview  2018

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.

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See entry requirements & prerequisites

Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

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

Location

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

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 8

Duration
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

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

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

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 093077J
Current students
View 2017 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

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

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  • Specialise in 3D Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Time Based Media, Visual Communication, or pursue a multi-disciplinary practice across studios.
  • Participate in iconic festivals such as Dark Mofo, Ten Days on the Island, and Junction Arts Festival. Engage with acclaimed artists commissioned by MONA, TMAG, QVMAG, and more, through our visiting artist programs.
  • Practice in generous and creative spaces that fuel your imagination. Our campuses, located in the heart of each city’s cultural precinct, occupy Hobart’s former IXL Jam Factory and Launceston’s historic Western Railway Yard.
  • From 2018 onwards, you have more flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured, with real-world learning embedded, and an integrated Research or Professional Honours pathway after you successfully complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts. This degree is part of A New State of Mind we are creating through our new curriculum.

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

Delivered by the School of Creative Arts, we will connect you with visiting artists and designers through our partnerships with acclaimed events such as Dark MofoTen Days on the Island, Junction Arts Festival and The Unconformity, through Artist in Residence and Arts Forum programs. This degree also provides global creative and cultural context, with industry, community and research opportunities available in Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

Be a part of Tasmania’s intimate and internationally recognised creative community. Build a closer relationship with staff, students, and industry through diverse real world projects and quality exhibition programs. Spend more time realising your creative potential studying music in Australia’s most affordable university city*.

Use your fourth year to gain advanced knowledge in your chosen field through the choice of two Honours pathways: Research or Professional.

Interested in studying art and design? Take a look at just a few highlights of our Current Students Work (PDF 3.27MB) from 2016.

* Student Cities Australia, 2016.

Micheila & Sam
Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours 4 (AQF Level 8) will be able to:

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

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

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

Career outcomes

Rebecca Birrell
Principal Designer, Birrelli


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

An award-winning London-based furniture designer. The friends who founded their own brand agency in Melbourne. A contemporary artist whose dreamy installations have taken New York City by storm. These are just a few examples where a Fine Arts degree has taken our graduates.

Find life-long engagement in the creative arts yourself, sharing studios or galleries with other world-class performers, designers and artists around the globe. In a world being redefined by innovation, design and creativity, a vast selection of exciting career opportunities present themselves:

  • Advertising and brand
  • Animator
  • Art historian
  • Arts administrator
  • Creative director
  • Fashion and costume designer
  • Film editor
  • Furniture designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial designer
  • Jeweller
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Media and journalism
  • Multimedia artist
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Urban planning and public art
  • Printmaker
  • Researcher
  • Sculptor, potter or ceramic artist
  • Sound designer
  • Teacher

Course structure

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

Years 1, 2 and 3

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

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

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

Year 4

Comprising 100cp of honours units.

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

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

Critical Practices Reverse major core units (50cp):

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

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Studio major - choose 2 of the following:

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

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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 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

3D Design 1 focuses on developing students' analytical, conceptual and technical skills, enabling them to investigate and produce effective design solutions for a range of directed design problems.Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of Visual Communication.Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills, and approaches. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Projects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Photography 1 will introduce you to the medium of photography. Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.Study of this unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

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

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 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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

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

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

Critical Practices Reverse Major:

Intermediate level core units (25cp):

Through 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

Advanced level core units (25cp):

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studio Major

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

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 concepts of image making through drawing. Within a framework of projects and studio-based exercises you will explore and experiment with ideas and materials that challenge the latent opportunities within contemporary and conventional drawing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

and/or

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

and/or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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 sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing your conceptual approach.You will be guided through more in-depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

and/or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

and/or

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

and/or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

and/or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

and/or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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

      Introductory level:  0 minimum to 2 maximum;

      Intermediate level: 0 minimum to 4 maximum;

      Advanced level:       0 minimum to 4 maximum.

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

Introductory level:
HOBART based:-

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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 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

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

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

This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of Visual Communication.Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills, and approaches. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums and methods while integrating theoretical knowledge through research. Projects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Photography 1 will introduce you to the medium of photography. Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.Study of this unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

SCREENPRINTING AND DESIGN COMBINES will take you through the processes of screenprinting and design using the techniques of collage in developing artworks. Collage is a technique used by artists to bring disparate elements together and will be used as a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

INVERESK based:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit 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 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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students are introduced to the techniques of printmaking as a process of enquiry and creation. You will be introduced to the technical and material possibilities of the print medium and you will learn how to use the studio as both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

Intermediate level
HOBART based:

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 concepts of image making through drawing. Within a framework of projects and studio-based exercises you will explore and experiment with ideas and materials that challenge the latent opportunities within contemporary and conventional drawing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing your conceptual approach.You will be guided through more in-depth approaches to observation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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.

INVERESK based:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced level
HOBART based:

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

INVERESK based:

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introductory level

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts? 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

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

Intermediate level

This unit gives students the opportunity to build skills essential to crafting and communicating effective arguments. Every academic discipline and profession values the ability to articulate a clear argument and to support it with logical reasons and persuasive evidence. Achieving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of professional disciplines the skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on understanding the concept of 'community', cultural differences among, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastWinter school

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

This unit introduces students to Big History, with a special focus on Tasmania. Big History is an evolving interdisciplinary field that investigates human history within the historical time scales of geological and biological history. It does so to understand how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

We live in a world of sciences. From the pure physics of string theory to the applied sociology of interventions, from the study of nanoparticles to broadband strategies. Science, in its various forms, plays an important role in how we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides an introduction to the emerging field of 'forensic studies'. While forensic science usually refers to technical and vocational expertise, forensic studies explores the 'forensic sciences' as a social phenomenon. The main emphasis of forensic studies is on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is focused around the questions about resilience and how we can apply the concept within emergencies and beyond that to other aspects of life. Currently the frequency and scale of emergencies is increasing, eroding the very resilience we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

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

Naturally hazardous events do not necessarily result in natural disasters, rather, natural disasters are measured by the impacts of the event on people. This unit will introduce the natural earth systems that create natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Advanced level

When, if ever, is it morally permissible for a nation to go to war? When is a war illegal? What are the moral limits that nations ought to observe once they are at war? What actions count as war crimes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The fast-paced development of new digital technologies provides powerful resources for addressing today's social and environmental challenges. Combining the perspectives of business entrepreneurship, regional science and information systems, this breadth unit will uncover the potential of digitally connected social entrepreneurship…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

One Ocean examines all aspects of the ocean to emphasise its interconnectedness: physically, biologically, climatically, culturally and economically for humanity. This unit describes the Earth's ocean as an entity; the roles that it plays in life on Earth and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

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

Choose either Professional Honours or Research Honours

Professional Honours

Core units:

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Research Honours

Core units:

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, 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
  • An ATAR score of 65 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below).
  • Pre-tertiary TCE subjects in creative arts or design are desirable, but not essential.
If you are a non-school leaver
  • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

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.

Do I need a portfolio?

In some instances, you may be requested to submit a portfolio of artwork (for example reproductions, photographs or video) to support your application. Before preparing your portfolio, talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your eligibility.

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

  • Have successfully completed relevant units through the through the University Connections Program (UCP);
  • 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 Bachelor 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 Fine Arts with Honours 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.

Honours (or fourth) year

To progress to the Honours (or fourth) year of this degree, you will need to achieve a credit average in your 200 and 300 level units. Alternatively, you can apply to exit after your third year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Further postgraduate study
  • If you successfully complete this degree, you will receive advanced standing (up to 100 credit points) toward the Master of Fine Art and Design (F7D).
  • If you successfully complete this degree with sufficient academic merit, you will be eligible to apply for Research Degrees at the University of Tasmania.

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

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 2018 is $298 AUD.

International students

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

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

$5,000 Relocation Bursary in Fine Arts

Scholarships are available to domestic students who have an ATAR of 65+ (or equivalent alternate entry) and are relocating from interstate (outside Tasmania) to commence their Introductory (First) Year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Semester 1, 2018^.

^ View the full eligibility criteria on the Relocation Bursary in Fine Arts landing page.

Other Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes 

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

Find out more about Scholarships & Prizes available.

International Students

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

Find out more about International Scholarships available.

How can we help?

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

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