Courses & Units

Critical Practices 2A FSA221

Hobart, Launceston


Through a series of lectures and tutorial/practical sessions this unit will present key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates and guide you through ways to describe and analyse them. You will be asked to explore and define critical cultural contexts that are relevant to creative practice (your own and others) using writing, presentation, making, critique and reflection. The unit will introduce curatorial practice as both a mode of creative expression as well as critique.

You will be asked to use a variety of perspectives and approaches to explore these topics through combined written and practical tasks. The assessment tasks will integrate different forms of communication including: oral presentation, writing and making.


Unit name Critical Practices 2A
Unit code FSA221
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Svenja Kratz

Teaching staff


Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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FSA121 Critical Practices 1A and FSA122 Critical Practices 1B


Teaching Pattern

3 hr weekly session comprised typically of a lecture and tutorial with an expectation of an additional 3 hrs independent work. (13 weeks, including an independent study week).


Ongoing formative feedback through written, verbal, visual, individual and collective presentations and critique.  A folio of practical tasks and written texts staged over the semester and a reflective journal (100%)

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