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2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours(F4A)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Launceston: Professional Stream only
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Telephone: +61 3 6226 4300 (Hobart) +61 3 6324 4000 (Launceston)


Introduction

This on-campus full-time (minimum 1 year), or part-time (maximum 2 years) course is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the Tasmania School of Art at Hobart and the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Launceston. The normal expectation is that students will study this course full time.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BFA(Hons) in 2012. For students who commenced prior to 2012, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement: i.e. students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

For entry to the BFA(Hons) degree, ALL applicants must:

* Have completed a BFA degree or equivalent;

* Have completed 4 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units in the BFA with a Distinction average unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete 6 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units.

For entry into the Studio stream, students are required to have gained a Distinction average in their studio major throughout their undergraduate degree (a studio major in the BFA consists of 1 x 12.5% unit at first year, one Core Studies unit, 2 x 12.5% up to 2 x 25% units at second year, and 2 x 25% units at third year level).

For entry into the Art and Design Theory stream, students are required to have gained at least a Distinction average in 6 x 12.5% units in the major, 4 of which must be in the final (third) year (a major in Art and Design Theory consists of 2 x 12.5% units at first year, 2 x 12.5% units at second year and 4 x 12.5% units at third year level).

For entry to the BFA(Hons) (Professional) degree, ALL applicants must:

* Have completed a BFA degree or equivalent;

* Have completed 4 x 12.5% Art and Design Theory units in the BFA with a Credit average unless there are exceptional circumstances.

For entry into the Professional stream, students are required to have gained a Credit average in their studio major through out their undergraduate degree (a studio major in the BFA consists of 1 x 12.5% unit at first year, one Core Studies unit, 2 x 12.5% up to 2 x 25% units at second year, and 2 x 25% units at third year level).

Course Objectives

The BFA Honours Research allows students to concentrate on developing a body of work of a speculative and individual nature. The emphasis is placed on a spirit of excellence and a strong sense of independent enquiry. Experimentation is encouraged and the candidate should have a firm commitment to the articulation of visual art theory in written, verbal and visual form, and its integration into art practice.

The course is designed to prepare students for research training at postgraduate level, and to develop their respective practices as artists, designers or writers.

Students meet regularly with their supervisors, and participate in group discussions and critiques to gain feedback on their project during the course of the program.

The program of study need not be media-specific; however students will be supervised in the context of one of the following studio areas at the School of Art: Art and Design Theory, Drawing, E-Media, Furniture Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

The BFA Honours Professional course allows students to concentrate on developing a body of work of a speculative and individual nature. The emphasis is placed on developing a professional approach to practice and maintaining a strong sense of independent enquiry. Experimentation is encouraged and the candidate should have a commitment to the articulation of visual art theory and its integration into art practice.

The course is designed to prepare students for successfully pursuing their respective practices as artists, designers or curators.

Students meet regularly with their supervisors, and participate in group discussions and critiques to gain feedback on their project during the course of the program.

The program of study need not be media-specific; however students will be supervised in the context of one of the following studio areas at the School of Art: Art and Design Theory, Drawing, E-Media, Furniture Design, Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture and Curatorial Practice.

Career Outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions, including studio practice, theoretical writing on art, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects.


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