Spring 2021 - CA 319W E100

Critical Writing in the Arts (3)

Class Number: 8235

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units including at least six units in CA (or FPA) history/theory courses.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines aspects of critical writing associated with the fine and performing arts and encourages students to participate as writers in the artistic and cultural debates of their day. Forms examined will include but not be limited to reviews, articles, descriptive synopses for exhibition and festival programs, curatorial essays, project proposals and artists' statements. Students with credit for CA (or FPA) 319 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for FPA 319W may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

In this class students will develop and put into practice a set of skills for writing critically about the fine and performing arts. Our focus will be on closely examining, unpacking, and revising each writing assignment to ensure its substantive and stylistic engagement with the work being represented and/or critiqued, and its suitability for its targeted audience. Our goal, above all, is to become honest and intelligent communicators about our own and others’ artistic practice. To that end, in addition to responding to a range of works that will be shown in-class, students will be asked to attend and comment on a selection of online exhibitions and performance events.

Grading

  • Attendance and participation 10%
  • In-class writing exercises 10%
  • Peer profile / Interview 10%
  • Artist statement 15%
  • Review essay 20%
  • Project statement 20%
  • Wordpress website 15%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

N/A

REQUIRED READING:

TBA

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).