Courses & Units

Professional Practices 1A FSA779


This unit is available within the following courses: Graduate Certificate of Visual Communication, Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication, Master of Visual Communication, Graduate Certificate of Fine Art and Design, Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design, Master of Fine Art and Design.

Full-time students will enrol in FSA779 and FSA781 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in FSA779 and FSA781 over two consecutive semesters.


Professional Practices aims to facilitate students' creative capacity and skills development to enable them to produce professional art, design, theoretical or curatorial work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. You will be able to specialise in one of the following areas: Art and Design Theory, Curatorial Studies, Drawing, Time Based Media, 3D Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture or Visual Communication.


Unit name Professional Practices 1A
Unit code FSA779
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Anne MacDonald, postgraduate coursework coordinator, and relevant studio and/or theory staff as required.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 100301

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Mutual Exclusions

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

FSA750 or FSA771


Teaching Pattern

A weekly seminar program of student led presentations, discussions and group critiques. Regular supervisory meetings by arrangement.


Commenced in FSA779 and completed in FSA781. The final submission consisting of an appropriately documented self-directed project (90%) and a 1,000 word project summary (10%) will be examined at the conclusion of FSA781. Assessed by relevant studio and/or theory staff and the coursework postgraduate coordinator.

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