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Through integrated lectures and tutorial/practical sessions you will be introduced to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates related to the visual arts. You will be guided through ways to connect these debates to creative practice.

The unit will explore the interrelationship between ideas, discussion, making and writing in relation to a range of cultural thematics. You will be asked to consider a variety of perspectives on these topics through combined writing and practical tasks. You will also engage in different ways (writing, presentation, making, critique and reflection) to contextualise and extend your own creative projects through critical enquiry. The unit will introduce writing as both a mode of creative expression as well as critique.

A variety of assessment tasks will bring together reading, writing and making to facilitate the productive links between these modes of creative communication.

Summary 2020

Unit name Critical Practices in Art: Writing
Unit code FSA222
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



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Learning Outcomes




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 100%

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