Courses & Units

Curatorial Practice FSA306

Launceston, Hobart


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.


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


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


International students
Domestic students

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

About Census Dates

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
091303 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



25% at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


AssessmentPitch (40%)|Essay (40%)|Critique (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable


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

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.