Courses & Units

Object and Furniture 1 FSF113

Hobart, Launceston


Introduction to studio design and making. This unit sets the foundations for designing and making objects in a world of rapid change. Directed by academic staff and technicians, you will design and make a cohesive collection of small-scale objects that critically respond to current and/or emerging contexts. Experimenting with techniques applicable to materials such as wood, metal or clay, you will develop underlying technical, critical, analytical, conceptual and research skills relevant to contemporary object-based design practice. You will engage with design brief/s, lectures, demonstrations, studios, workshops, tutorials, discussion or presentations that span historical, traditional, theoretical, technological and current approaches to making processes. Instruction and compliance to workplace health and safety (WHS) is fundamental to this unit.


Unit name Object and Furniture 1
Unit code FSF113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr. Niklavs Rubenis

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Select and apply technical skills and techniques relevant to object-based design practice in response to unit project brief/s.
  2. Experiment with materials to produce a cohesive series of small-scale objects in response to unit project brief/s.
  3. Identify, analyse and articulate critical, theoretical and historical contexts relevant to object-based design practice in response to unit project brief/s.
  4. Apply WHS practices relevant to object and furniture techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100599 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

Studio session (weekly/2 hours)
Workshop (weekly/1 hour)


Task 1: Presentation, 5 minutes (10%)

Task 2: Present your work in progress for a critique (30%)

Task 3: Artist statement, 300 words (10%)

Task 4: Folio of works addressing a brief (30%)

Task 5: Journal and folio of process pieces (20%)

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