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Creative Arts and Media Honours Thesis A FSX404


In this unit you will concentrate on developing a practice-based research project of a speculative and individual nature. Experimentation is encouraged, as is a firm commitment to the articulation of enquiries in written, verbal and visual form, and its integration into creative practice. You will develop a body of creative work and written documentation based on your own line of speculative self-directed research and building on your contextual, theoretical, studio-based and/or industry-based investigations undertaken over the course of the semester.

This work will be further refined for assessment in FSX405 Creative Arts and Media Honours Thesis B in the following semester.


Unit name Creative Arts and Media Honours Thesis A
Unit code FSX404
Credit points 25
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

  • Develop, research and manage a self-directed creative or practical research project.
  • Summarise and critically evaluate your project, its contexts, and its contribution.
  • Apply academic conventions and technical skills to build coherent and critical arguments realised through creative or practical work and academic writing.
  • Employ and document ethical, inclusive and sustainable practices in creative and practical research.

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 $2,005.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,890.00

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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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Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

15 hours of individual supervision per semester

In addition: 

Disciplinary group critiques/practical session (2 hrs weekly)

Symposia, x 2 per semester (total 6 hrs)

Group forum (1 hr weekly)

Self directed learning/research (14 hrs weekly)

AssessmentHonours Thesis (Practice-Based) (100%)
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