ART503 Applied Criticism (16)

In this subject students follow a self-directed research program in which they investigate the artistic, cultural and critical context of their Exhibition/Performance/Project/Production, or other work selected in consultation with their supervisor. If students elect to research other work it may be a major art object or body of work, film or video, exhibition, or performance.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

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

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate their understanding and skills in practical criticism.
  • be able to show an understanding of the intention and reception of the work, of the use of sources, and the respective values of subjective and objective materials.
  • be able to demonstrate skills in evaluative criticism, and the research methodologies gained in ART501/ART511 and ART502/ART512 which are consolidated in ART503/ART513.
The subject will cover the following topics:
Formal Description
Assessing Quality
Considering Purpose and Context
Simple vs Complex Works
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.