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Course Description

This course explores the many ways writing is an essential skill for visual artists and designers. Topic include artist statements, design briefs, project proposals, press releases, product descriptions, and grant applications. Students will also learn how to incorporate creative writing into the ideation and production of design and art projects. Through lectures, readings, and writing exercises, students should strengthen their written communication skills and learn how to use them as a tool for their creative process. As a workshop course, students will have the opportunity to apply these skills to their own practice.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Students will acquire the fundamental skills to produce strong writing
  • Students will learn to communicate their work as artists through written texts
  • Students will be introduced to different modes of art writing including artist statements, art writing, reviews and grants


Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

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Section Title
Writing Skills for Creative Professionals
Type
Online
Dates
Oct 07, 2020 to Nov 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to our online learning management system, Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvas.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.