Graduates of TCotA are working in a diverse range of creative industries and locations: in Art Galleries as Curators and Exhibition Designers, as Directors in Theatre Companies and in Theatre Production throughout Australia and overseas, as invited Artists-in-Residence in schools, corporations and art workshops, as art educators, and as arts practitioners in a wide range of arts disciplines.
We encourage past-students to let us know of their successes and to make contact with the college and visit. We also recommend the UTAS Alumni site as a networking opportunity for our graduating and past students.
University Art Lecturer
"With the help of friendly lecturers, staffs and friends, I get to know more about ceramics and eventually I begun to think it was a great medium to work with and decided to propose my project in both painting and ceramics disciplines. The outcomes of the project has broadened my ways of presenting my works, I began to learn and understand the significance of the relationships and conversations between both 2D and 3D works as an installation of a body of works. "
"I have had a very challenging, interesting and contented experience studying at the school of visual arts and performing in Launceston, Tasmania. I was astonished by my exploration in ceramics, which enables me to expand my initial visual languages from 2D to 3D. I was major in painting during my undergraduate study in Equator Academy of Art, Penang, Malaysia.
I've now completed my MFAD degree and am fortunate to have been given an opportunity to teach in Equator Academy of Art, Penang. I look forward to my new journey in art working as a lecturer and practicing art at the same time."
Senior Lecturer, RMIT University
"Shaun is the conference chair of the '1st International Conference on Film and Memory' at the School of Design, University of Applied Sciences, Schwabisch Hall, Germany; editor of the 'International Journal of Film and Memory; and is active in various journals, arts magazines, and conference papers exploring themes of memory, place and the moving image.".
Shaun Wilson completed a PhD at TCotA (SVPA) and School of Philosophy in 2005 and is currently a Senior Lecturer (Bachelor of Arts: Animation and Interactive Media) and Program Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research in the School of Creative Media, RMIT University. Since graduated from UTAS he has screened various artworks at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; Bilbao Arte, Barcelona; Kunstmuseum, Oslo; Presidental Government of the Canary Islands, Tennerife; New Media Arts Festival MAF05, Bangkok; and the 1st International Festival of Video Art, Valencia.
"Since leaving the University I have had the most unbelievable support from the staff with my own arts practice. This has come about with opportunities to exhibit in an academic environment as well as support of work in progress and as part of the Academy Gallery Volunteers Program.
The skills that I have attained have opened up wonderful opportunities. In 2005 I was offered a Residency at Scotch Oakburn College for three months teaching photography to secondary and TCE students. This has been a fantastic experience. I am still there now and currently completing my Grad Dip in Secondary Education (visual arts) so that I can stay on."
"Having fostered a keen interest in photography since childhood, and wanting to move away from many years in the business sector I applied to the University of Tasmania to study as Ass Dip in Fine Art. My initial commitment in 1997 was on a part-time basis within the Print Media studio. I enrolled in a full-time capacity in 2002, the inaugural year of the Academy of the Arts at Inveresk, completing a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours in 2004.
Throughout my degree I primarily worked on developing my photographic skills. But in saying that the Theory components offered throughout my undergraduate courses has instilled a life-long passion for learning in the arts. Studies at the School of Visual and Performing Arts has exposed me to a new world. I found it to be very challenging at times, the environment thoroughly inspiring and staff incredible insightful/approachable, a wealth of knowledge and very supportive at all times. "
"My time has enriched not only my passion for theatre but also my love of language, my ability to work effectively in a team and my capacity to think creatively and analytically. I'm currently honing my skills as a playwright while undertaking a teaching degree, with which I hope to convey to others the skills I now have."
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
17 April, 2015