Salzburg, Austria

How to Write About Art with Jennifer Higgie

blended course
when 15 August 2022 - 27 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 420

This course is part of the International Summer Academy Salzburg 2022.
Hybrid course, 1 week 15–20 August 2022 or 22–27 August 2022

In ‘How to Write About Art’ students will be introduced to the various kinds of writing that co-exist in the artworld: from experimental to commercial, from art criticism, ‘think pieces’, catalogue essays, magazine and newspaper journalism, to press releases and books. Students will learn to identify who their audience is and what kind of art writer they want to be; how to shape an argument and translate a work of art into a language that is clear, engaging and original. They will receive my advice on how to make a living as a professional writer: from pitching an idea to a publication to working with an editor and promoting their work via social media. Over the course of the week, students will develop short pieces of writing, both individually and in groups. We will also put together a list of suggested reading that each student will contribute to.

Course leader

Jennifer Higgie

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts (focus on Art critique & Writing)

Fee info

EUR 420: Regular fee
EUR 340: Reduced fee for students


Scholarship applications can be sent by 29th April 2022.