Courses & Units

Object and Furniture 2A FSF216

Hobart, Launceston


This unit provides further development in object and furniture design. It reflects a commitment to craft skills necessary for contemporary maker-designers while also exploring the role of design as a critical practice and way of thinking within a world already filled with objects.

In particular, this unit explores various structures that offer support to the human form, from everyday items like chairs through to more speculative design approaches. You will interrogate, critically analyse and evaluate pre-existing notions of structure to make individual responses capable of disrupting conventional norms. Core knowledge is further built by introducing a range of intermediate making processes and skills across a range of mediums.

This unit encompasses a combination of collaborative, individual, observational and live presentation activities. Further skills that delve into methods of reuse, repair, adaptation and manipulation of materials are incorporated as students undertake iterative processes such as models, mock-ups and experimental prototypes or interventions.

You will engage with the design and development of supporting structures through 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 2A
Unit code FSF216
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 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 multiple technical skills and techniques relevant to a designed structure/s in response to unit project brief/s.
  2. Investigate and employ different materials to produce experiential structure/s in response to unit project brief/s.
  3. Identify, analyse, contextualise and articulate theoretical and historical contexts relevant to critical design practice in response to unit project brief/s.
  4. Identify and follow 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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FFSF113 or FSF111

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshop (3 hours)


Task 1: Presentation, 5 minutes (10%)

Task 2: Critique (30%)

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

Task 4: Folio of works demonstrating iterative approaches to a brief (30%)

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

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