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Critical Practices in Art: Writing FSA222


This unit will introduce you to writing as a mode of creative expression as well as critique. It will focus on the wide range of ways artists have used the written word as part of project development and cross-arts experimentation. By juxtaposing writing with other creative disciplines, you will explore writing in relation to objects, images, history, narrative, time-based media, site, experience, performance, and more.

You will engage with key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates related to writing and the visual arts through the lectures and readings, and you will be guided through ways to connect these to creative practice in tutorial sessions. The development of your skills and knowledge will be shared through discussions, presentations, writing exercises, making tasks, critique, peer review, reflection and regular journaling.


Unit name Critical Practices in Art: Writing
Unit code FSA222
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Svenja Kratz
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse creative works with consideration of form, content and context¿in written and oral forms
  • Contextualise creative processes and outputs¿with reference to appropriate artistic,¿historical,¿philosophical¿and cultural sources
  • Apply¿writing as a strategy for creative production, critical reflection and¿critique in the visual arts
  • Apply established guidelines for professional arts practice
  • Work collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully within group and individual learning contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100301 $1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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25 credit points of any Level 100 Critical Practice in Art Core


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston) 

Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)

Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week

AssessmentTask 1: Journal Exercises and Creative Writing Project. (20%)|Task 4: Journal and ‘Writing-With’ Project Development (20%)|Task 2: Project Proposal and Context Essay (30%)|Task 3: Artwork and Reflective Statement (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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