Courses & Units

Object and Furniture 2B FSF217


The surface.

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

This unit explores the notion of surface. You will develop core knowledge that is further built by the introduction of a range of experimental making processes and skills. You will respond to critical design brief/s focused on a world in rapid transformation.

Collaborative and individual design tasks combined with critical observational and presenting activities, further prepare you to engage in speculative design discourse and the imagining of alternative futures.¿¿

You will engage with the design and development of critically based work through design brief/s, lectures, demonstrations, studios, workshops, tutorials, discussion, or presentations that span historical, traditional, theoretical, technological, and speculative realms combined with current approaches to making and processes. Instruction and compliance to workplace health and safety (WHS) is fundamental to this unit.


Unit name Object and Furniture 2B
Unit code FSF217
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Niklavs Rubenis
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and utilise a range of media and technical production methods to create an experimental and/or speculative project that responds to a given design brief/s
  • Engage with and transpose theoretical and historical contexts into works capable of speculating or imagining alternative futures
  • Produce resolved works that disrupt or critique conventional and traditional understandings of objects/furniture and design
  • 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
$1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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FSF113 Object and Furniture 1 or FSF111 3D Design 1

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)

Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week

AssessmentTask 3: Artist statement, 300 words; Journal of context, concept and processes; Folio of final work/s (50%)|Task 1: Presentation (20%)|Task 2: Work in Progress/Critique (30%)
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