Courses & Units

What are the Limits? FFX314



'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 frame' and extend into other areas such as photomedia, 3D and spatial practice, sound, performance or installation.

Student devise their own projects which test the limits of a selected media through practical response, creating and presenting outcome of their enquiry and refining ideas in response to critical feedback. Journal based documentation underpins aspects of projects, which includes theoretical investigations and development of a conceptually based theme. Exploration of themes include written reflection on processes of making and aligned practices including historical and contemporary approaches.

This project may engage drawing, painting, photomedia, sound, performance and installation, and allows the potential for hybrid and multidisciplinary projects as students explore 'what are the limits?'


Unit name What are the Limits?
Unit code FFX314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 100301

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50 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:




A folio consisting your project outcome, supported by a portfolio of documentation and writing including your pitch, experimentation/exploration, evaluation, reflection (maximum equivalent 15 pages) 100%.  Non-assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.

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