London, United Kingdom

How to Write About Contemporary Art

when 30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 1250

This week-long specialist summer school will provide an immersive introduction to the concepts and skills involved in writing about contemporary art. Delivered by prominent and experienced writers, academics and curators, the course will offer a series of writing workshops devoted to key concepts in contemporary art and criticism, pitching and writing reviews, the uses of sustained attention and description, and writing for the museum and gallery wall. Delivered in the context of the London art world, the course will explore a range of contemporary exhibitions and respond to them in critical and creative ways.

The course is aimed at aspiring and early-career writers, print and online journalists, curators and other gallery or museum professionals who wish to improve their writing about contemporary art. The classes will be led by staff of the Writing programme at the RCA, all of whom are published authors who have written widely for publications including the Guardian, Artforum, The White Review, Cabinet magazine and frieze.

Fee info

GBP 1250: Fee covers the cost of the course