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Critical Practices in Art: Writing FSA222

Hobart, Launceston


This unit explores the interaction between art and writing. More than writing about art or the inclusion of text in art works, this unit encourages you to think about writing as both a mode of creative expression as well as critique. You will also engage in different ways (writing, presentation, making, critique and reflection) to contextualise and extend your own creative projects through practices of writing and critical enquiry. A variety of assessment tasks will bring together reading, writing and making to facilitate the productive links between these modes of creative communication.
Through integrated lectures and tutorial/practical sessions you will be introduced to interdisciplinary modes of practice that respond to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates in the visual arts. The unit will explore the interrelationship between ideas, discussion, making and writing in relation to a range of cultural thematics, and will address ethical considerations and guidelines for professional arts practice.


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 Brigita Ozolins
Available as an elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100301 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentAssessment task 2 (30%)|Assessment task 1 (20%)|Assessment task 3 (50%)
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