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CAVA4001: Art Writing and Artists

This unit of study introduces you to the language of art through venue and media publications created for the dissemination, critique and promotion of contemporary art. We will critically examine different forms of contemporary writing for the arts including the journal article, exhibition catalogue, online blogging, press releases, reviews, conference papers, and anthology chapters to discover the various structures of description and argument used and how they change across media publications. Through practical workshops, group critiques and individual tasks you will develop your capacity to produce effective writing for eventual publication in the field of contemporary art.

Code CAVA4001
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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144 credit points including (FASS3999 or FASS3333 or equivalent), or 72 credit points from CASF and CAST
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate competence with grammar, expression and style in writing about art
  • LO2. Apply skills of communication and cognition relevant to the discourses, methods and histories of art writing and criticism
  • LO3. Demonstrate development in art writing
  • LO4. Show critical awareness in the study and appraisal of works of art and the activities of artists
  • LO5. Be committed to the challenges and expectations of the course as well as the discipline of art writing and crticism
  • LO6. Apply, test and investigate possibilities of innovation as they may present themselves to the task of writing about art and artists
  • LO7. Uphold a global perspective that applies and ethical perspective that accounts for cultural differences and diversity
  • LO8. Apply workplace health and safety