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

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

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



One session


School 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.


This 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


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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.