The Comparative Study is an independent critical and contextual investigation that explores artworks, objects and artifacts from differing cultural contexts. It constitutes 20% of the final mark. It is basically a comparative, analytic investigation that strikes a balance between visual and written with no prescribed format.
The CS must examine and compare at least 3 artworks. At least 2 of the artworks need to be by different artists from different cultures. The work for comparison should come from contrasting contexts (local, national, international and/or intercultural).