Thesis / Dissertation

Subjectivity, agency and affect in the undergraduate university art studio crit

M McPherson, Mary Lou Rasmussen (ed.), Anne Harris (ed.)

Published : 2018


This thesis examines the role of the crit through the experiences of students and lecturers in art schools of Australian universities. Crit is shortened from the word critique. The crit encompasses the presentation, discussion, and feedback of student artwork. It is a relational pedagogical practice that may involve lecturers and one or more students. It is a highly privileged practice with historical traditions in art, design, and architecture studios. This study focuses on group crits observed over one semester in schools of art and design at two Australian universities. In the current climate for Australian university art schools, studio pedagogies are under pressure to describe what lear..

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