Courses & Units

Professional Practices 3B FSA785



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

Full-time students will enrol in FSA784 and FSA785 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in FSA784 and FSA785 over two consecutive semesters.


In this unit you will resolve a self-directed professional practice project or series of projects extending those undertaken in Professional Practices 2A and 2B, or BFA Honours (Professional), and agreed upon in consultation with your supervisor and the coursework postgraduate coordinator.

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 3B
Unit code FSA785
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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 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 31/5/2020 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 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 100301

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.


Prereq: FSA775 or FSA419 or FSA421 orFSA784

MEXCL: FSA752, FFA752, FSA776


FSA782 and FSA783 or FSA425

Mutual Exclusions

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

FSA752 or FSA776


Teaching Pattern

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


Commenced in FSA784 and completed in FSA785. The final submission consisting of an appropriately documented and presented, practical or theoretical, visual art or design project (90%) and a 1,000 word project summary (10%) will be examined at the conclusion of FSA785. Assessed by relevant studio and/or theory staff, the postgraduate coursework coordinator and independent expert appointed by the Head of School.

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