The Theoretical Enquiry programs provide an introduction to the theories and histories of contemporary and modern fine art, media art, and craft and object design. The programs are designed to support students’ studio practice and develop students’ written, verbal and critical skills through essays, class discussions and other projects. The program extends over the full term of the undergraduate course.
A general theoretical enquiry strand addresses the theories and histories of art and design practice and critical theory and covers the development of ideas and philosophies central to the theoretical and historical framework of visual arts study.
A discipline-specific theoretical enquiry strand addresses contemporary concerns particular to Fine Arts, Media Arts and Object Art and Design and the focus is on the art work and the actions of artists. This practical and actual aspect provides a bridge between studio practice and the theories of contemporary visual arts practice.