Courses & Units

Professional Practices 3B FSA785



This unit is available within the Master of Fine Art and Design.
Full-time students will enrol in FSA784 and FSA785 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in FSA784 and FSA785 over two consecutive semesters.


Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art or design work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects.
You will be able to specialise in one of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Time Based Media, Visual Communication and 3D Design.

In Professional Practices 3A and 3B you will complete a resolved body of art or design work based on your own line of speculative self-directed research and building on your contextual, theoretical and studio-based investigations undertaken in Professional Practices 1 and 2 or BFA Honours Professional.
Your completed project is summarised in a 1,000 word illustrated document and presented as a curated selection of your studio investigations in an examination exhibition.


Unit name Professional Practices 3B
Unit code FSA785
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Anne MacDonald

Teaching staff

Anne MacDonald and relevant lecturers as required for the supervision of individual projects.

Level Postgraduate
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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $1,641.00 2019: $4,726.00 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.


Prereq: FSA775 or FSA419 or FSA421 orFSA784

MEXCL: FSA752, FFA752, FSA776


FSA782 and FSA783 or FSA425

Mutual Exclusions

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

FSA752 or FSA776


Teaching Pattern

A weekly seminar program of student led presentations, discussions and group critiques. Regular supervisory meetings by arrangement.


Commenced in FSA784 and completed in FSA785. The final submission consisting of an appropriately documented and presented, practical or theoretical, visual art or design project (90%) and a 1,000 word project summary (10%) will be examined at the conclusion of FSA785. Assessed by the supervisor, postgraduate coursework coordinator and independent expert appointed by the Head of School.

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