Location: Hobart Launceston
How do artists and designers participate in the debates and discussions that are compellingly important to our society? How do they use the discourses of art to articulate their own contribution?
At CAM, we are seeking to create a curriculum that reflects and prepares students for the contemporary practices of art which, while still firmly having making at its centre, also engages with the world through critical and reflective thinking. We call this part of our degree “Critical Practices”; which at its heart is the discipline of integrating ideas, understanding and skill through practice - the doing – a concept philosophers have called praxis.
In Critical Practices students explore history and ideas, learn to write, to discuss, to analyse, and to reflect, as an integrated part of the processes of making. They are guided in exploring and developing a variety of modes of thinking and of expressing their thoughts.
Critical practices will be taught by CAM profile staff in collaboration with sessional staff from a range of studio areas.
Critical practices 1A & 1B
CP1A Dr Brigita Ozolins and CP1B Neil Haddon (Hobart)
Dr Brigita Ozolins, Neil Haddon, Dr Svenja Kratz (Hobart); Anna Van Stralen and Anne-Marie Willis (Launceston)
Critical practices 2A & 2B
CP2A & CP2B Dr Svenja Kratz (Hobart);
Dr Svenja Kratz and Dr Linda Erceg (Hobart); and Patrick Sutczak (Launceston)
Critical practices 3A & 3B
CP3A & CP3B Dr Toby Juliff (Hobart)
Dr Toby Juliff and Dr Steven Carson (Hobart); Antonia Aiken (Launceston)
If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact Critical Practices to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.
Students will be introduced to a variety of site resources and facilities.
Study Critical Practices
Masters by Research
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.
Banner Art Credit: Neil Holmstrom