ART402 Reading Subject (16)

This subject will involve in-depth reading of the literature in a field of study of interest to the student, under the guidance of a supervisor. Students may concentrate on art historical issues, or may choose to explore the theory or practice of art as it relates to other discipline areas. Areas in which supervision is available include most facets of past and contemporary Australian and international art, design, photography and digital art. This includes modernism, landscape in art, the Italian Renaissance, the psychology of visual perception related to visual communication, the history, theory and aesthetics of photography, textile design, graphic design, performance art, and multimedia art. Contextual issues such as women and art history, modernism and marginalisation, Aboriginality and art, theories of cultural production, art, technology and culture, the body in art, and art and books, are encouraged as options within the reading subject.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART402. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

BA Honours students in Art History, Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic Design and Multimedia, and other areas with the approval of the subject coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with the literature in a chosen field of study
  • understand specific topics and issues related to that field
  • be able to demonstrate skills of critical evaluation of extant literature in a chosen field
  • be able to show improved skills of analysis and research


This subject will cover the following topics:

Depends on field chosen, but consists of evidencing a wide range of reading and analysis within the designated field of study, and the demonstration of critical evaluation of extant literature in that field through submission of a major paper.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.