Courses & Units

Advanced Practice B FSX403


You will identify the creative practice skills needed to extend your Honours research project. This unit provides a mechanism to extend your existing ability beyond what has previously been possible. You will design, a project including a process for skill acquisition and a plan for its application to FSX404 and FSX405. Where viable this may include 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 consult your supervisor and the unit coordinator in developing your proposal. The onus is on you to target, resource and develop your aims independently.

You will draft a proposal documenting your aims. As you progress you will share work with others and receive feedback and document your process and outcomes and you will also have the opportunity to articulate how those inform progress realised in FSX405. 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 B
Unit code FSX403
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts|Media|Music|Theatre
Coordinator Mr Alistair Dobson
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


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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

  • Critically reflect on the skills necessary for the further development of your practice as research project.
  • Develop and execute a plan for the self-directed acquisition of new and/or expanded skills.
  • Produce creative work through the application of new and/or expanded skills.

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 $1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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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: Advanced Practice project plan (20%)|Task 2: Critique/Work-in-progress showing (hurdle task) (40%)|Task 3: Final performance/ Presentation and Reflection (40%)
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