Courses & Units

Painting 1 FSP111


Painting is a vital and exciting medium that continues to fascinate artists and audiences. This unit is suited to students interested in contemporary art and who wish to learn the foundations of painting practice. By undertaking this unit, you will gain an understanding of painting and its place within visual culture, exploring new forms of painting as well as its rich and enduring history. You will undertake a series of exercises, and two set projects, as your teachers, guide you through traditional techniques and new approaches to painting practice. This will provide you with essential skills that you can then experiment with and develop further within the projects. You will also be encouraged to explore a range of painting media and ways of creating imagery. Your learning will be enhanced and extended through critical discussion and contextual research. Workplace health and safety is an essential part of any art studio. This unit will ensure that you have the correct information to work safely and sustainably with painting media.


Unit name Painting 1
Unit code FSP111
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Neil Haddon
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 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
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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

  • Apply knowledge and skills to manipulate tools, materials and techniques in a range of paint media.
  • Respond to, and interpret a brief, to produce finished work.
  • Use writing and documentation to explore, develop and contextualise your engagement with paint media.
  • Apply WHS practices relevant to painting techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.
  • Work collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully within group and individual learning contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100301 $1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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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 1: Folio of technical exercises (20%)|Task 2: Adaptation and Critique (30%)|Task 3: Observation (50%)
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