L: Writing for Fine Artists

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Writing is a crucial skill for artists since exploring meaning through writing and research expands the fields of what is possible both creatively and professionally. This course in effective strategies for writing and research will synchronize with fine arts majors' senior projects and prepare them to make the most of the experience. We will examine the critical and professional literature relevant to working fine artists and familiarize ourselves with the vocabularies of the disciplines, trying our hands at various modes of creative and professional writing. We will explore select readings as models for practicing traditional forms or writing in the field, while developing our own voices, style, and stance. We will also learn effective research methods and investigate the role of research and broad learning in the creative process.