Courses & Units

Creative Arts Project Development FSA405

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note: Full time students enrol in FSA405 Project Development A and FSA406 Project Development B concurrently. Part time students enrol in FSA405 Project Development A and FSA406 Project Development B over two consecutive semesters.


This unit provides practice-led Honours students with ideas,
knowledge, and skills for doing research and professional
practice across a broad range of disciplines. It supports
individual studio-based enquiries and interdisciplinary
practices in visual arts, design and theatre and
The research conducted for this unit will lay the
groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.
In this unit you will develop a research plan and time line
for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed creative
Through contextual research you will be able situate the
concerns informing your practice in the context of current
theoretical ideas and critical debate in the creative arts as
well as identifying the key examples of arts practice that are
relevant to your project.
From individual studio-based projects in specific media,
through to collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, this
unit introduces a range of methodologies that explore the
relationship between making and research that enhances
their practices and prepares the candidate for a range of
professional and academic outcomes.
The unit equips the candidate with a range of skills in better
understanding their project within a broad field of practice.
It introduces a range of specific skills in identifying and
locating a language through which to further and
communicate your project. Successful completion of the
unit will prepare the candidate to further their practice in
professional and academic research settings.


Unit name Creative Arts Project Development
Unit code FSA405
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Toby Juliff
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Honours


This unit is currently unavailable.


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.

* 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop, research and manage a self-directed creative project in contemporary visual art and/or design and/or theatre and performance.
  • Apply research skills to identify and demonstrate knowledge of writers, arts practitioners and arts professionals, relevant to your field of investigation.
  • Analyse and discuss theoretical ideas and current critical debate relevant to the theme of your project.
  • Demonstrate an informed and critical familiarity with methodological and theoretical approaches to the creation of practice-led research in your discipline or disciplines, including reference to the planning of a project.
  • Identify, consider and comply with the relevant ethical and safe work practices associated with your project.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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.



Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts or an affiliated discipline


AssessmentAssignment (20%)|Project Proposal (30%)|Presentation (20%)|Annotated Bibliography (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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.