Art may go beyond words, but it also demands to be documented, discussed, and better understood through written language. Writing for the Art World: From Idea to Submission explores a range of writing styles and genres, from artists’ statements and proposals to press releases, catalog entries, and short and long-form criticism.
Through practice exercises and workshop-style critiques, this course guides you to express ideas about art with clarity and style. Weekly writing assignments with one-to-one feedback allow you to move through the various stages of developing a text from idea to submission. This hands-on approach provides you with the diverse writing techniques necessary for translating visual art into written language, as well as the practical strategies for communicating more effectively with potential audiences. You also review significant texts on art, ranging from poetic statements to critical analyses.
Please note that the course is taught in English, and a good, working knowledge of written and spoken English is required.
You will learn:
- To identify and describe major critical texts and debates in the field of art writing.
- To assess the vocabulary and writing techniques applicable in a variety of spheres that require a written analysis of art.
- To create a written review which showcases your writing skills and could be used to further your career in the arts.