Artists write

Writing is an essential part of any artistic professionalism. During the course of studies, the focus is on precise, correct and educational language and academic writing. Here it is important to know and implement the basic rules of scientific formulation and citation. In later professional life, text production ranges from application, CV, correspondence and statement to exposé, portfolio, catalogue and exhibition text. Artists and designers are active in many areas of writing, such as social media, websites or inquiries to galleries to support an upcoming exhibition. In addition to artistic and design practice, writing is an elementary tool to be learned.

Which choice of words is appropriate for which context? What should be considered with scientific text formats? How can you authentically and above all professionally write your ideas and argue them convincingly? The course teaches multifaceted and practice-oriented techniques of reading, writing and writing. In addition to research strategies and writing styles, we experimentally, creatively and critically test very different fields of text production, read and write in different genres, reflect, discuss and give each other feedback. Through the writing exercises one learns on the one hand to develop an elaborate scientific style, on the other hand also one’s own writing style and to implement writing projects independently.