Courses & Units

Professional Practices 2B FSA783



This unit is available within the following courses: Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication, Master of Visual Communication, Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design, Master of Fine Art and Design.

Full-time students will enrol in FSA782 and FSA783 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in FSA782 and FSA783 over two consecutive semesters.


In this unit you will develop a self-directed professional practice project or series of projects extending those undertaken in Professional Practices 1A and 1B, and agreed upon in consultation with your supervisor and the coursework postgraduate coordinator.You will be able to specialise in one of the following areas: Art and Design Theory, Curatorial Studies, Drawing, E-Media, 3D Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography,Printmaking or Sculpture.


Unit name Professional Practices 2B
Unit code FSA783
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Anne MacDonald, postgraduate coursework coordinator

Teaching staff

Anne MacDonald and relevant studio and /or theory staff, as required.

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

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 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.



FSA779 and FSA781, or FSA708 and FSA709

Mutual Exclusions

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

FSA751, FFA751, FSA774


Teaching Pattern

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


Commenced in FSA782 and completed in FSA783. The final submission consisting of an appropriately documented self-directed project (90%) and a 1,000 word project summary (10%) will be examined at the conclusion of FSA783. Assessed by relevant studio and/or theory staff and the coursework postgraduate coordinator.

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