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2013 FSA415 Thesis - Research Project

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Available as a Student Elective: No

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For full-time students only. Part-time students need to enroll in FSA416 and FSA417.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FSA415 H H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* 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).

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In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project investigated in the Defining the Field unit, and the work completed for the Studio Project Design and Studio Project Development units. Your completed thesis is exhibited in the Honours Examination Exhibition installed in various locations through the Tasmanian School of Art, with key representative works included in the group Honours show in the Plimsoll Gallery.

In the case of Honours ( Theory Research) candidates, the thesis is a written document based on your own primary or secondary research building on the preliminary work completed for the Theory Project Design and Defining the Field units. Your completed thesis should be presented as a soft bound document for final examination.



Studio Research candidates submit their final body of studio work and a 4,000 word exegesis summarising the research project and its context, how it was pursued and its final outcomes.
Oral presentation (10%) exegesis (25%) thesis of art or design work (65%)

Theory Research candidates submit a 15,000 word thesis.
Oral presentation (10%) written thesis (90%)

Studio and Theory submissions are assessed by a panel of academic staff including an external examiner: an independent expert appointed by the Head of School.


Regular supervisory meetings and regular group critiques

Note: Class attendance may still be required

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M.Excl FSA416
M.Excl FSA417
Prereq FSA411 , FSA413 and either FSA414 or FSA412 , FSA418

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STAFF: Honours Coordinator, Anne MacDonald, Lecturers, Dr. Llewellyn Negrin and Dr. Brigita Ozolins, and relevant studio or theory staff as required

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