1. Handbook
  2. Subjects
  3. Critical and Theoretical Studies 6

Critical and Theoretical Studies 6 (FINA30018)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

You’re viewing the 2019 Handbook:
Or view archived Handbooks


Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFINA30018
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject provides a series of optional seminars, offered on rotation and developed by individual staff, that deal with topics and issues in contemporary artistic theory, aesthetics, criticism or art history. Each seminar program is delivered at a level of conceptualisation presuming familiarity with the artistic history and critical terminology attained from the two previous years of study. The seminar content represents particular research initiatives of the staff presenting, and provides opportunity for the students to explore in depth a specific theme that is relevant to contemporary cultural movements and is intellectually innovative in its field.

Intended learning outcomes

To provide knowledge and understanding of imperative and innovative topics in contemporary art criticism and aesthetic theory.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to demonstrate:

• An ability to comprehend and apply methods and objectives of argument, in both verbal presentation and written expression;

• An ability to conduct relevant and coherent research investigation;

• An ability to express critical responses in peer reviewing circumstances and group discussion;

• An ability to convey and critically evaluate abstract and theoretical concepts.

Last updated: 2 August 2019