No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

VIS503 Writing for the Arts (32)


In this subject students complete a major piece of writing relating to art curation, exhibition, or publication in the area of the visual and performing arts. Students work in coordination with a supervisor to devise a project, gather information, analyse their data, and couch their findings in a form appropriate to the medium of intended publication. Students may carry out their research on gallery and museum collections or exhibition planning, subject to prior arrangement and approval from the subject coordinator.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: VIS503
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Entry is restricted to students enrolled in the MA (Interpretive Writing)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to conceive and plan a writing project.
- be able to show an understanding of the use of primary and secondary sources, and both descriptive and analytical writing.
- be able to demonstrate skills in evaluative criticism, and the
research methodologies gained in ART501 and ART502 which are consolidated in VIS503.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Assessment of viable projects. - Locating and accessing sources. - Genres and styles of Arts publications. - Editing and proofing.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.