Course Title: Research and critique cultural work(s)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4281

Course Title: Research and critique cultural work(s)

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to research and critique cultural work(s). The course includes the ability to research cultural work(s) and information related to the work(s) and to reflect on and present a critique in a selected context in either a spoken or written mode. Informed research and critical analysis skills rather than written or spoken skills are the focus of the course. Participation in group discussions concerning art practices and art works will be undertaken.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course has linkages to a range of other course and depending on the context, combined assessment and or training with those courses may be appropriate, e.g.:

  • CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice
  • CUSRAD02A Conduct research
  • CULMS617A Undertake research.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVADM13B Research and critique cultural work(s)


1. Research context of cultural works.
2. Link research to cultural works.
3. Present critique.
4. Update and maintain knowledge of trends related to domain of cultural works.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.