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Theories & Methods of Writing about Creative Practice

ARTDES 406.001, Winter 2023


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $0
Instructor(s): Metsker, Jennifer
Semester: Winter 2023
Schedule: Mon 5:30p-8:30p
Location: 2147

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 129: First Year Writing in Art and Design. OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Description: This is a Stamps academic course and will not fulfill studio requirements. This course will allow students to explore the theories and methods of writing about creative practices in different disciplines, including art, design, performance, dance, music, and other fields. Students will have a chance to reflect upon their creative research and methodologies in traditional ways, while also finding their own voice and discovering alternative ways to discuss their work, including poetic inquiry, auto-theory, creative nonfiction, and conceptual writing. Through course readings and writing assignments, regular reflection, rhetorical analysis, writing workshops, and a self-designed final project, students will gain an understanding of the wide variety of forms that writing about creative practice can take and develop individual ways to make writing an engaging part of their practice. Theories & Methods of Writing about Creative Practice fulfills the Upper-Level Writing Requirement criteria as set by the Stamps School of Art and Design.

Frequency: This course is offered occasionally in the winter term.