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Bachelor of Fine Arts (13C)

Course Structure

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts, you need to choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives. The Art Theory minor is a compulsory minor for all students.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate or advanced units. Note: if you choose advanced level degree electives, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level to meet the degree requirements of (a minimum of) 6 intermediate level units.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.
This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.

Year 1

Major 1  
Introductory Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 1
Choice from 9 units...
 
Student Elective 1
Major 1  
Introductory Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 2
Choice from 9 units...
 
Student Elective 2
 

Year 2

Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 1
FST200 Art and Design Theory 2
 
Degree Elective 3
Choice from 114 units...
 
Student Elective 3
Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 2
Choice from 9 units...
 
Degree Elective 4
Choice from 114 units...
 
Student Elective 4
 

Year 3

Major 1  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 2
 
Student Elective 5
 
Student Elective 6
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 4
 
Student Elective 7
 
Student Elective 8
 
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Major 1

A choice of one of the following:
E-Media - Hobart Printmaking - Hobart
Furniture Design - Hobart Sculpture - Hobart
Painting - Hobart Visual Communication - Hobart
Photography - Hobart
 
 

Minor

Art Theory
 
 

Degree Elective 1

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FSA111 Core Studies in Art and Design
12.5% Available Semester 3
Available Semester 1



FSA112 Core Studies in Fine Art and Design 1B
12.5%

Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

FSE111 Electronic Media 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSF111 3D Design 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FSG111 Visual Communication 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FSH111 Photography 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FSP111 Painting 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSR111 Printmaking 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSS111 Sculpture 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2011
 
 

Degree Elective 2

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FSA111 Core Studies in Art and Design
12.5% Available Semester 3
Available Semester 1



FSA112 Core Studies in Fine Art and Design 1B
12.5%

Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

FSE111 Electronic Media 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSF111 3D Design 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FSG111 Visual Communication 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FSH111 Photography 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FSP111 Painting 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSR111 Printmaking 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FSS111 Sculpture 1
12.5%


Available Semester 2

* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2011
 
 

Degree Elective 3

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FSA204 Professional Practice (Writing Skills) Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FST216 , FST316 , FSA304
Mutual Exclusions: FST102
FSA304 Professional Practice (Writing Skills) Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FST102
Mutual Exclusions: FST216 , FST316 , FSA204
FSD202 Artists Books and Sequential Artforms
12.5%

Available Semester 4


Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units from BFA schedule
Mutual Exclusions: FSA202 , FSA302 , FSD302
FSD203 Narrative Illustration and Interpretative Communication
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units
Mutual Exclusions: FSV201 , FSV301 , FSD303
FSD255 Life Drawing (Form)
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD256 Life Drawing (Expression)
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD257 Processes of Drawing
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD258 Forms of Drawing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD302 Artists Books and Sequential Artforms
12.5%

Available Semester 4


Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units
Mutual Exclusions: FSA202 , FSA302 , FSD202
FSD303 Narrative Illustration and Interpretative Communication
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSV201 , FSV301 , FSD203 and Successful completion of 50% introductory level units from BFA schedule
FSD355 Life Drawing (Form)
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD356 Life Drawing (Expression)
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD357 Image Development A Not offered in 2011
0.0%




FSD358 Image Development B Not offered in 2011
0.0%




FSD360 Drawing 3 Project A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: 50% units at level 200 BFA Schedule one of which needs to be FSD 257 Image Development or FSD 258 Image Development Project
FSD361 Drawing 3 Project B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: 50% units at level 200 BFA Schedule one of which needs to be FSD 257 Image Development or FSD 258 Image Development Project
FSE211 Electronic Media 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE112 or FSE111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSE281
FSE212 Electronic Media 2B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Prereq FSE211 or FSE281
FSE250 Digital Imaging A Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Mutual Exclusions: FSE120Intro to Digital Imaging
FSE251 Digital Imaging B Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FSE250/350 or FSE120 or equiv
FSE253 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE254 2D Animation and Compositing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE256 Sound
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE258 The Moving Image
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE260 3D Modelling and Animation
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE261 Interactive Design
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE281 Electronic Media 2C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE112 or FSE111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSE211
FSE282 Electronic Media 2D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE211 or FSE281
Mutual Exclusions: FSE212
FSE311 Electronic Media 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE212 or FSE282
Mutual Exclusions: FSE381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSE312 Electronic Media 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE311 or FSE381
FSE350 Digital Imaging A Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Mutual Exclusions: FSE120Intro to Digital Imaging
FSE351 Digital Imaging B Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FSE250/350 or FSE120 or equiv
FSE353 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE354 2D Animation and Compositing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE356 Sound
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE358 The Moving Image
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE360 3D Modelling and Animation
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE361 Interactive Design
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE381 Electronic Media 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE212 or FSE281
Mutual Exclusions: FSE311
FSE382 Electronic Media 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE311 or FSE381
Mutual Exclusions: FSE312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF203 Fabrication
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF102 and FSW151/152 or equivalent
FSF211 3D Design 2 A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF112 or FSF111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSF281
FSF212 3D Design 2 B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF211 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF282
FSF281 3D Design 2 C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF112 or FSF111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSF211
FSF282 3D Design 2 D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF211 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF212
FSF311 3D Design 3 A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF212 or FSF282
Mutual Exclusions: FSF381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF312 3D Design 3 B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF311 or FSF381
Mutual Exclusions: FSF382. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF381 Furniture Design 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF212 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF311. Students wishing to complete a major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units. and FSF211/212
FSF382 Furniture Design 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF311 or FSF381
Mutual Exclusions: FSF312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units. and FSF211/212
FSG211 Visual Communication 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG112 or FSG111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSG281
FSG212 Visual Communication 2B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG211 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG282
FSG281 Visual communication 2C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG112 or FSG111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSG211
FSG282 Visual communication 2D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG211 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG212
FSG302 Advanced Typography
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG211/ FSG212 or FSG 281/FSG282 or equivalent
Mutual Exclusions: FSV302
FSG311 Visual Communication 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG212 or FSG282
Mutual Exclusions: FSG381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG312 Visual Communication 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG311 or FSG381
Mutual Exclusions: FSG382. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG381 Visual Communication 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG212 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG311. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG382 Visual Communication 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG311 or FSG381
Mutual Exclusions: FSG312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSH200 Advanced Digital Photography
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Co-requisites: FSH211or FSH281 or equivalent
Prerequisites: FSH211or FSH281 or equivalent
FSH211 Photography 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSH112 or FSH111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSH281
* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2011 Show all...
 
 

Degree Elective 4

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FSA204 Professional Practice (Writing Skills) Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FST216 , FST316 , FSA304
Mutual Exclusions: FST102
FSA304 Professional Practice (Writing Skills) Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FST102
Mutual Exclusions: FST216 , FST316 , FSA204
FSD202 Artists Books and Sequential Artforms
12.5%

Available Semester 4


Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units from BFA schedule
Mutual Exclusions: FSA202 , FSA302 , FSD302
FSD203 Narrative Illustration and Interpretative Communication
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units
Mutual Exclusions: FSV201 , FSV301 , FSD303
FSD255 Life Drawing (Form)
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD256 Life Drawing (Expression)
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD257 Processes of Drawing
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD258 Forms of Drawing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD302 Artists Books and Sequential Artforms
12.5%

Available Semester 4


Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% introductory level units
Mutual Exclusions: FSA202 , FSA302 , FSD202
FSD303 Narrative Illustration and Interpretative Communication
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSV201 , FSV301 , FSD203 and Successful completion of 50% introductory level units from BFA schedule
FSD355 Life Drawing (Form)
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD356 Life Drawing (Expression)
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units from BFA schedule OR FSD153 Introduction to Drawing
FSD357 Image Development A Not offered in 2011
0.0%




FSD358 Image Development B Not offered in 2011
0.0%




FSD360 Drawing 3 Project A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: 50% units at level 200 BFA Schedule one of which needs to be FSD 257 Image Development or FSD 258 Image Development Project
FSD361 Drawing 3 Project B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: 50% units at level 200 BFA Schedule one of which needs to be FSD 257 Image Development or FSD 258 Image Development Project
FSE211 Electronic Media 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE112 or FSE111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSE281
FSE212 Electronic Media 2B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Prereq FSE211 or FSE281
FSE250 Digital Imaging A Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Mutual Exclusions: FSE120Intro to Digital Imaging
FSE251 Digital Imaging B Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FSE250/350 or FSE120 or equiv
FSE253 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE254 2D Animation and Compositing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE256 Sound
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE258 The Moving Image
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE260 3D Modelling and Animation
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE261 Interactive Design
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE281 Electronic Media 2C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE112 or FSE111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSE211
FSE282 Electronic Media 2D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE211 or FSE281
Mutual Exclusions: FSE212
FSE311 Electronic Media 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE212 or FSE282
Mutual Exclusions: FSE381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSE312 Electronic Media 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE311 or FSE381
FSE350 Digital Imaging A Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Mutual Exclusions: FSE120Intro to Digital Imaging
FSE351 Digital Imaging B Not offered in 2011
12.5%




Prerequisites: FSE250/350 or FSE120 or equiv
FSE353 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE354 2D Animation and Compositing
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE356 Sound
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE358 The Moving Image
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE360 3D Modelling and Animation
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE361 Interactive Design
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 50% Introductory level units
FSE381 Electronic Media 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSE212 or FSE281
Mutual Exclusions: FSE311
FSE382 Electronic Media 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSE311 or FSE381
Mutual Exclusions: FSE312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF203 Fabrication
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF102 and FSW151/152 or equivalent
FSF211 3D Design 2 A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF112 or FSF111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSF281
FSF212 3D Design 2 B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF211 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF282
FSF281 3D Design 2 C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF112 or FSF111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSF211
FSF282 3D Design 2 D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF211 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF212
FSF311 3D Design 3 A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF212 or FSF282
Mutual Exclusions: FSF381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF312 3D Design 3 B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF311 or FSF381
Mutual Exclusions: FSF382. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSF381 Furniture Design 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSF212 or FSF281
Mutual Exclusions: FSF311. Students wishing to complete a major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units. and FSF211/212
FSF382 Furniture Design 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSF311 or FSF381
Mutual Exclusions: FSF312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units. and FSF211/212
FSG211 Visual Communication 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG112 or FSG111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSG281
FSG212 Visual Communication 2B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG211 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG282
FSG281 Visual communication 2C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG112 or FSG111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSG211
FSG282 Visual communication 2D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG211 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG212
FSG302 Advanced Typography
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG211/ FSG212 or FSG 281/FSG282 or equivalent
Mutual Exclusions: FSV302
FSG311 Visual Communication 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG212 or FSG282
Mutual Exclusions: FSG381. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG312 Visual Communication 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG311 or FSG381
Mutual Exclusions: FSG382. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG381 Visual Communication 3C
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSG212 or FSG281
Mutual Exclusions: FSG311. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSG382 Visual Communication 3D
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FSG311 or FSG381
Mutual Exclusions: FSG312. Students wishing to major in this studio need to complete both 3A and 3B units.
FSH200 Advanced Digital Photography
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Co-requisites: FSH211or FSH281 or equivalent
Prerequisites: FSH211or FSH281 or equivalent
FSH211 Photography 2A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FSH112 or FSH111 and either FSA111 or FSA112
Mutual Exclusions: FSH281
* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2011 Show all...
 

Student Electives

Student electives are your choice of available units from any study area across the University, provided you are eligible to enrol in them (i.e. meet any unit pre-requisites). You can take up to a second major or minor from the degree schedule through your student electives or the equivalent of a major or minor from a discipline area outside the degree schedule and try out different subjects – it’s your choice.

A wide range of Student Electives are available.