4.5 CAP Module in Writing About Art | Elfriede Dreyer


In this module we consider: Journalistic versus academic writing about art; Different formats, such as the exhibition review; the catalogue essay; the theoretical art essay/academic article on art; and the artist statement;  Various interpretational vantage points such as the biographical, comparative, historical, contextual and theoretical frameworks; Decoloniality as a theoretical framework; and Feminism as a theoretical framework.

There is much additional reading included in this module, which serve as examples of good quality writing about art.


Cost: Individual Modules each R400-00 (done individually, there are no assignments and no crit involved).


The Applied Art History Short Course includes ​FIVE modules and TWO assignments (a choice of FOUR is provided).


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.


Course Category: Level 01


Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to learn how to write about art and want to understand the different styles, conventions and content required.


Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.


Language: English

4.5 CAP Module in Writing About Art

  • What you will learn:

    You will gain an overview of the differences between formats in writing about art.You will start to understand when writing is good and when not.You will start to understand what is required from the writer in defined contexts.You will gain a basic understanding of two theoretical frameworks that are prominent in African discourse, namely decoloniality and feminism.

    ​There is no Assignment for this module. 


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