Courses & Units

Curatorial Practice FSA306

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

Contemporary curatorial practice encompasses a broad range of sites and cultural industries, from small Artist-Run-Institutes through to large national museums and galleries and from collections built up over centuries to live performance. This unit introduces critical contemporary debates and developments in curatorial studies and the ecologies of cultural heritage. Preparing learners to practice in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector, you will generate a self-initiated and self-directed exhibition and learning program that responds to industry and community needs.

Summary

Unit name Curatorial Practice
Unit code FSA306
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Karen Hall
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse debates and positions in contemporary curatorial practices in the GLAM sector
  • Identify and critique regional, national, and international variations in curatorial practices and funding
  • Apply disciplinary skills of collaboration and engagement with industry partners to present critically persuasively work to external agencies.
  • Demonstrate the development of an ethical and culturally sensitive approach to curatorial practice
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
109999 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25% at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly Workshops (3 Hours) 

Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week

AssessmentTask 2: Exhibition Pitch (40%)|Task 1: Exhibition Review (20%)|Task 3: Curatorial Writing Folio (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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