Courses & Units

Creative Arts Thesis Project A FSA416



For part-time students only. Full-time students need to enrol in FSA415.


In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project investigated in the Defining the Field unit, and the work completed for the Studio Project Design and Studio Project Development units. Your completed thesis is exhibited in the Honours Examination Exhibition installed in various locations throughout the Tasmanian School of Art, with key representative work/s included in the group Honours show in the Plimsoll Gallery.

In the case of Honours ( Theory Research) candidates, the thesis is a written document of 15,000 words based on your own primary or secondary research building on the preliminary work completed for the Theory Project Design and Defining the Field units. Your completed thesis should be presented as a soft bound document for final examination.


Unit name Creative Arts Thesis Project A
Unit code FSA416
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff Honours Coordinator, Anne MacDonald; Lecturers, Dr. Llewellyn Negrin and Dr. Brigita Ozolins, and relevant studio or theory staff as required
Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 100300

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.



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Regular supervisory meetings and group critiques


The final thesis, and accompanying exegesis for Studio Research candidates, will be examined at the conclusion of Thesis - Research Project B FSA417

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