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Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Full time/Part time

Enrolment code: FSA400/401

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2,

Special note: full-time students enrol in FSA400 (100%); part-time students in FSA401 (50%)

Unit description:

The program is an in-depth, though not necessarily media-specific, study of one of the following areas: Art Theory, Ceramics, Drawing, E-Media, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture. This course allows students to concentrate on developing a group of works of a speculative nature and an individual character. The course strongly emphasises independent enquiry. The work submitted for examination will be directed by the Research Proposal which, in turn, will develop into a Research Essay of 3000 words in length. The proposal and essay will evolve through consultation with both studio and theory staff.

The Research Essay reports on and critically analyses in a coherent and structured form the research that students have carried out for their practical work. This essay will be written progressively through the year, emerging from three short papers, each of which will be presented for critique in the Honours Research Seminar weekly program.

Candidates involved in a Theory-only Honours program will complete a thesis of 15,000 words maximum on their selected topic. They will also complete a secondary paper on a methodological or theoretical issue related to the thesis. The subject matter of this second paper (max 5000 words) will be determined in discussion with the candidate’s supervisor.

As well as the Research Seminars, the program is supported by a weekly meeting with the Honours Coordinator to discuss research strategies and issues related to the realisation of individual projects.

At the end of the year, shortly before examination, a short (100-word) summary explanation of the research outcomes in relation to the course proposal will be required.

A panel of academic staff appointed by the Head of School examines the candidate’s presentation of visual work (or, in the case of Art Theory candidates, their written submission) representing their year’s study; the Research papers and any other written documentation, such as diaries and notebooks. The panel will include the candidate`s studio and theory supervisors.

Staff Mr P Zika (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 100%/50% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern regular tutorials and seminars Timetable
Prerequisites Fine Arts degree/diploma with at least two distinctions or above or a degree in an accepted cognate discipline. It is normally expected that one distinction will be in the final year of the major unit completed. Candidates are also expected to have completed 75% in units offered in Art & Design Theory at levels 100, 200 and 300  
Mutual exclusions FFA400/401  
Discipline (School) Fine Arts (Hobart)  
Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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