ART518 Critical Reading and Research (16)


This subject will focus students on the critical exploration of specific arts issues by providing an opportunity for concentrated research into the literature of their chosen field under the guidance of a supervisor. Students may investigate art historical
issues or choose to explore theory and practice of art as it relates to other disciplines such as literature, history, psychology, religious studies, sociology or cultural studies.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART518
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Entry is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Creative Practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Fully understand the nature and value of a literature review;
  • Have an enhanced knowledge of the relationship between theory and practice in their own field;
  • Understand the theoretical issues underpinning their chosen field;
  • Be able to critically evaluate the relationship of their chosen field to wider critical contexts.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • This subject will cover topics as proposed by the student and negotiated with and approved by, the specific supervisor. They include:
  • development of a topic proposal
  • compiling of an annotated bibliography
  • draft stages of a major paper
  • completion of a major paper


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.