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Hand and Machine: Beyond Craft FFX315



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 design.  

In this unit you will explore how histories and traditions of craft, themselves multiple and unstable, open up experimentation across materials, forms, and processes.

Project work is supported by demonstrations, seminars, individual and group exercises, workshops and group critiques. Journal work is central to project development and you are required to keep a record of your ideas, insights, concepts, methods and learning processes.


Unit name Hand and Machine: Beyond Craft
Unit code FFX315
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Karen Hall, Mae Finlayson, Sonja Brough

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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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

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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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