Courses & Units

Complementary Study FSA300



This unit is only available to students by invitation under exceptional circumstances.


Provides students with the opportunity to undertake investigative study in a specialised area that complements their study program. As a general rule projects proposed for complementary study should not be possible to undertake within a standard studio or theory unit. Complementary study is taken either at level 200 or 300 as a specifically designed investigation. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project is, which should be developed in consultation with the relevant Studio  or Art and Design Theory coordinator or the Head of Discipline. Students can choose a topic for special investigation which may be either practical or theoretical in nature. Normally students may undertake only one complementary elective within their course of study.


Unit name Complementary Study
Unit code FSA300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Head of School (Coordinator) and one other designated School staff member or outside consultant/adviser.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school 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 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Summer school 1/1/2018 12/1/2018 29/1/2018 25/2/2018
Winter school 4/6/2018 13/6/2018 25/6/2018 15/7/2018
Spring school 22/10/2018 7/11/2018 29/11/2018 6/1/2019

* 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

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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100 points from the list: FSA111,FSD111, FSD153, FSE111, FSE120, FSF102, FSF111, FSG101, FSG111, FSH101,FSH111, FSP111, FSR111, FST101, FST102, FSA121, FSA122, FSX101, FSX102, FSX103

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

1-hr consultation, 2-hr project sessions weekly (13 wks)


work-in-context assignment (20%), formal presentation of work undertaken during sem (80%) or written work totalling 5.000 words

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