Courses & Units

Professional Practice FSA303



This unit will introduce you to your imminent professional environment as practising professionals in the fields of art and design. Your learning will be centred on three key areas: hatching and developing ideas for professional projects for life after art school; developing and maintaining a professional profile, and gaining a knowledge of Australia's arts infrastructure, funding opportunities and professional networks.
You will also learn the basics of business skills, including tax obligations, GST and workplace safety.
Teaching will be based on presentations from TCotA staff and visiting speakers; field trips to various arts organisations, studios and businesses in the Hobart area; and workshop-based activities where you will write up project plans and marketing copy for feedback and peer evaluation.


Unit name Professional Practice
Unit code FSA303
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

Sarah Jones, Dr Maria Kunda, Dr Brigita Ozolins

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 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

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

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Mutual Exclusions

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

FST217, FST317


Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial, 1-hr Art Forum weekly (13 wks)


Project Proposal (10%);   500 words

Professional Portfolio (30%);  equivalent of 2000 words

Developed Proposal/Business Plan (60%): 2500 words
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