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 Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART503
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:
Two sessionsHD/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:
  • 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.