Courses & Units

Object and Furniture 2B FSF217

Hobart, Launceston


The surface and combining digital fabrication.

This unit explores the notion of surface. Intersecting individual studio practice with digital fabrication, students respond to critical design brief/s focused on a world in rapid transformation. Students will be equipped with experimental approaches to making augmented by digital fabrication methods. Collaborative and individual design tasks combined with critical observational and presenting activities, further prepare students to engage in speculative design discourse and the imagining of alternative futures.

Lectures, demonstrations, studios, workshops, tutorials, discussion or presentations that span historical, traditional, theoretical, technological and current approaches to making processes will be explored. 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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. 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 that combines digital fabrication 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
100599 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for 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:



AssessmentPortfolio (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Critique (30%)
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