Courses & Units

Advanced Practice A FSX402


You will identify the creative practice skills needed to enable and/or complement your Honours research project. This is your opportunity to pursue the acquisition of highly specialised skills that are not otherwise taught, or to extend your existing skill base beyond what has previously been possible. You will design, through a proposal, a process for skill acquisition and application utilising the expertise of Creative Arts and Media technical and academic staff, and the specialist facilities in the Hedberg, Hunter St, Media School and Inveresk. You will share work with a cohort of peers during the semester, and document your process and outcomes for a final folio submission.

The process of self-directed skill acquisition enabled by this unit models the life-long learning you will need to undertake as a professional in the creative industries and/or in further higher degree by research study.


Unit name Advanced Practice A
Unit code FSX402
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts|Media|Music|Theatre
Coordinator Associate Professor Rohan Nicol
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify skills to develop your practice-as-research project.
  • Implement planning for the self-directed acquisition of new and/or expanded skills.
  • Apply new and/or expanded specialised skills through the production of creative work.

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
109999 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
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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Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Independent strategic practice-based enquiry to underpin and enable thesis ( 3 hrs weekly)

AssessmentTask 1: Proposal (20%)|Task 3: Major project (50%)|Task 2: Critique/Work-in-progress showing (hurdle task) (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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