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Courses - Fall 2023
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Writing for the Arts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Examines the situations and genres in which working professionals (practitioners, advocates, administrators, and educators) write about art, culture, and artists. The course covers the complex process that writers need to learn, including how to accommodate information to specific audiences, how to use stylistic and visual devices to make information more accessible, and how to edit their own work as well as that of their peers. Assignments parallel the writing demands that students will face in the workplace, including analyzing and composing artist statements, an arts manifesto, art education guides, press releases about artists and their work, critical reviews of exhibits and performances, and proposals to funding agencies and foundations.
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL391A. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENGL398A or ENGL391A. Formerly ENGL391A. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing about the arts.