Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to applied forms of arts and cultural communication in the areas of creative writing, cultural history, film, media and cultural studies. Students will produce arts and cultural journalism, history and reviewing related to local arts and cultural events and archives. Workshops provide the opportunity for students to develop new skills in multimedia writing and to critically examine examples of contemporary arts and cultural writing and publishing. The course will help students develop their creative and critical writing and research skills in real life contexts, and will be particularly useful to students interested in writing about arts and culture at a professional level.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Use relevant research, writing and editing skills to professional arts and cultural writing;

2. Critically examine contemporary arts and cultural publishing contexts;

3. Produce publishable written work applied to professional arts and cultural writing projects;

4. Create content for arts and cultural multimedia platforms.


Topics will include:

  • Arts and cultural journalism
  • Arts and cultural reviewing
  • Cultural history writing using archival research
  • Arts and cultural writing for social and digital media¬†¬†

Assumed knowledge

Minimum of 60 units at the 1000 level

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Multimedia article (25%)

Professional Task: Professional Task - Arts and cultural review (25%)

Professional Task: Professional Task - Digital Archive Entry (25%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Critical essay (25%)

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