Courses & Units

Complementary Study HXA201



Available only to BCA students; enrolment subject to approval of Head of Discipline or Course Coordinator


In this unit you commit to an investigative project in a specialized area that complements your major study. The proposal for the project must be negotiated with the Head of the Discipline or Course Coordinator, and given in written form to the unit coordinator before your enrolment is approved.

The investigation and outcome of your project is self-directed under the supervision of the unit coordinator. You may choose to investigate an aspect of your creative practice via a practical or theoretical methodology. You will work through the testing and development of your ideas to a final public outcome of your project. In the process of development you will document and reflect on your practice to inform meetings with the unit coordinator.


Unit name Complementary Study
Unit code HXA201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Head of Discipline as Coordinator and one other designated staff member or outside consultant/adviser

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019
Summer school 1/1/2019 11/1/2019 28/1/2019 24/2/2019
Winter school 3/6/2019 12/6/2019 24/6/2019 14/7/2019
Spring school 21/10/2019 6/11/2019 28/11/2019 5/1/2020

* 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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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes and methodologies of your chosen art form.
  2. Critically analyse and respond to creative work-in-progress.
  3. Clearly articulate your working methods and artistic rationale, and contextualise your work within artistic lineages.
  4. Present your work within a public forum to a professional standard.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 100199

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.



  • successful completion of Year 1 (100%) of the BCA


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs -- 1 hr consultation, 2 hrs project sessions -- weekly (13 wks)



Assessment Task 1: Oral presentation 5-10minutes | 20% | ILO 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: Work-in-progress presentation 1200 words or equivalent | 20% | ILO 1, 2, 3,

Assessment Task 3: Work-in-progress presentation 2000 words or equivalent | 30% | ILO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 4:  Public presentation  of creative work |30% | ILO 1, 2, 3,

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