Some recent public discussion about the course

Peter Craven The Australian Higher Education Supplement 27 May 1998, p.40
Literary critic Peter Craven argues that a course on arts criticism needs to integrate a historical perspective to avoid academic abstraction. See reply.
Giles Auty The Weekend Australian Review 23-24 May, p.23
English art critic Giles Auty questions whether criticism is treated seriously enough in Australia to warrant a course.
Express ABC Television 21 May 10:05pm
In a feature item, Stephen Feneley interviewed a variety of cultural figures about their response to the course. Bernard Smith (art critic) and Adrian Martin (film critic, The Age) speak highly of the idea. John McDonald (art critic, Sydney Morning Herald) and Deborah Jones (arts editor, The Australian) argue against it.