Courses & Units

Time Based Media 2B FSE215



Building upon the foundation of FSE111, the specific aspects of practice and process in Animation and Media Installation will be explored in greater depth.

Animation is one of the most intriguing and captivating forms of contemporary art, bringing objects and ideas to life through frame by frame animation and compositing has been made more accessible with advances in digital technology.

Through a series of workshops and experiments you will explore approaches to and the boundaries of animation, before developing your own animation project.

In the final module of Time Based Media 2 you will explore practices which take media beyond the single screen, into physical space and experience.  You will explore the practical processes and techniques of media installation through group projects, the strategies of reaction and interaction in media art enabled by physical computing, and an understanding of the range of experiences that installation art provides.

Through this unit you will continue to develop your competency in identifying, experimenting and practicing techniques in order to make your work.

You will continue to build your knowledge of the practices by other artists who engage with Time Based Media, as well as some of the critical discourses related to the medium, and to refine your own critical skills through group critique and discussion.

In undertaking this unit you will build on your acquired skills in previous Time Based Media units to explore sculpture and installation practice through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing your conceptual approach.


Unit name Time Based Media 2B
Unit code FSE215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Jan Hogan

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
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: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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Mutual Exclusions

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

FSE211 or FSE281 or FSE212 or FSE282


Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions that comprise of technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time. There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


Ongoing non assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.  A folio consisting of responses to project briefs. (80%).  Portfolio of documentation of experimentation/exploration, reflection and responses to exercises and group activities (maximum equivalent 15 pages) (20%).

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