Courses & Units

Painting 2A FSP214


This unit focuses on the development of image-making strategies using paint as the primary medium. Via a focus on image construction and pictorial space, you will explore ideas and concepts in response to a brief.

As well as learning about the history of painting, in terms of ideas and techniques, you will broaden your understanding and engagement with the diverse materials, methodologies and processes associated with contemporary painting practice.

Through collaborative group tasks and individual tasks, you will develop your ability to experiment with materials, through iterative processes and idea development with a view to developing an innovative and inquiring work practice.

Guided by staff, students are encouraged to develop independent learning strategies towards the development of individual expression and self- directed learning.


Unit name Painting 2A
Unit code FSP214
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 Intermediate


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 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and evaluate diverse approaches to conceptual and practical experimentation in paint media
  • Critically discuss your own and others’ work in relation to broader contexts and discourse
  • Apply iterative approaches to pictorial space and image construction to develop an inquiring work practice.
  • Identify and follow WHS practices relevant to painting techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.
  • Work collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully within group and individual learning contexts

Fee Information

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 $1,118.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,695.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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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Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio session that comprises presentations, technical workshops, discussion and individual work

AssessmentTask 1: Introductory Project. (20%)|Task 2: Preliminary Studies (30%)|Task 3: The Finished Work (50%)
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