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Unit Code
Unit Title
FSA200 Complementary Study
FSA201 Complementary Study
FSA202 Investigating the Book
(Not Offered 2006)
FSB275 Design Drawing
FSD253 The Historical Landscape
FSD255 Life Drawing A
FSD256 Life Drawing B
FSD257 Image Development A
FSD258 Image Development B
FSE211 E-Media 2A
FSE212 E-Media 2B
FSE226 Project 2
FSE250 Digital Imaging A
FSE251 Digital Imaging B
FSE253 WWW (World Wide Web) Design
FSE254 Temporal Imaging and 2D Animation
(Not Offered 2006)
FSE256 Sound
(Not Offered 2006)
FSE258 The Moving Image A
FSE259 Electronic Installation
FSE260 3D Modelling and Animation
(Not Offered 2006)
FSE261 Interactive Design
(Not Offered 2006)
FSE268 The Moving Image B
FSE280 Media Authoring
FSE281 E-Media 2C
FSE282 E-Media 2D
FSF211 Furniture Design 2A
FSF212 Furniture Design 2B
FSF281 Furniture Design 2C
FSF282 Furniture Design 2D
FSG211 Graphic Design 2A
FSG212 Graphic Design 2B
FSG281 Graphic Design 2C
FSG282 Graphic Design 2D
FSH200 Digital Photography
FSH211 Photography 2A
FSH212 Photography 2B
FSH281 Photography 2C
FSH282 Photography 2D
FSP211 Painting 2A
FSP212 Painting 2B
FSP281 Painting 2C
FSP282 Painting 2D
FSR211 Printmaking 2A
FSR212 Printmaking 2B
FSR281 Printmaking 2C
FSR282 Printmaking 2D
FSS211 Sculpture 2A
FSS212 Sculpture 2B
FSS281 Sculpture 2C
FSS282 Sculpture 2D
FST200 Art and Design Theory 2/3
FST201 Australian Art of the 1970s - 2000
FST203 Postmodernism and Visual Culture
FST205 Picturing the Wilderness
FST206 Contemporary Craft and Design
FST207 Fashioning the Body
(Not Offered 2006)
FST211 Surrealist Art Between the Wars
(Not Offered 2006)
FST213 Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific Region
FST214 Imaging the Body
(Not Offered 2006)
FST215 Electronic Media and the Visual Arts
FST216 Professional Practice (Writing Skills)
FST217 Professional Practice (Business Skills)
FSV201 Narrative Illustration
(Not Offered 2006)
FSW250 Woodskills 2A
(Not Offered 2006)
FSZ250 Art, Natural Environment and Technology
FSZ251 Art, Natural Environment and Wilderness

2013 FST207 Fashioning the Body

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   FST307

SPECIAL NOTE: May be taken as a Gender Studies unit. This unit is offered only in odd numbered years.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FST207 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* 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 (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates


In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.

This unit focuses on the body as a site of cultural transformation, investigating the various ways in which the body has been moulded and adorned in accordance with culturally defined ideals. It covers such topics as facial decoration, hairstyling, tattooing, scarification, the slender body, the muscular body, cosmetic surgery, and male and female dress.

This unit will be taught through a series of illustrated lectures that analyse both historical and recent examples of how the body has been fashioned. While the focus is on Western culture, some reference is made to body modification practices in other cultures to provide a point of comparison. Tutorials will provide the opportunity for a more in depth focus on the issues introduced in the lectures.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


2,500-word essay (50%), 1,500-word tutorial paper (30%), 500 word annotated bibliography (10%), tutorial presentation (10%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 1-hr lecture, 1-hr Art Forum, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq FST102 or 2 introductory HAF units

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr L Negrin

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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