Courses & Units

Current Practice A (Out-going) FSX319



Students wishing to undertake this unit should contact the unit coordinator by email to register their interest and seek enrolment approval.


Current Practice B (Out-going) offers a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary arts practice, ideas and discourse by attending a major international contemporary arts event held overseas or interstate. The unit draws on multiple definitions of the term ‘current’: belonging to the time actually passing; passing from one to another; circulating and flowing, offering a first-hand learning experience that promotes cultural and artistic exchange, reflection and understanding through contact with internationally respected practitioners, institutions and culturally significant sites.

This is an elective unit delivered by CAM staff with the support of international partner institutions. Learning is structured through an intensive seminar and arts event engagement program, group discussions, field reporting and assessment tasks relevant to visual, performing and media arts.


Unit name Current Practice A (Out-going)
Unit code FSX319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff

CAM staff and lecturers from partner institutions

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020

* 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: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 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.



100 credit points at level 100 in any bachelor level Creative Arts and Media degree



This is a pass/fail unit based on 3 assessment tasks:

1) active participation in the seminar program, the field trip and group discussions;

2) research and reflection as evidenced in a field trip journal or blog, (minimum of 20 pages) and;

3) the choice of a writing (2,000 words), making (1 artefact), filming (max 3 mins) or performance task (max 3 minutes) inspired by the contemporary arts event to be completed after returning from the field trip.

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