Diploma in Art Journalism and Writing (RefG2)

Art Radar editor Kate Nicholson interviews artist Marisa González at ARCOmadrid 2012.

Former Art Radar Institute tutor Kate Nicholson interviews artist Marisa González at ARCOmadrid 2012.

Online Course

Art Journalism and Writing


Overview | Course StructureFaculty | How To Apply


Do you want to write for newspapers, magazines or the Web? Is dealing with the media a part of your daily routine? Do you want to learn more about contemporary Asian art, the fastest growing area of the art market?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then Art Radar’s new Diploma in Art Journalism & Writing is for you!

Live Anywhere, Learn Anytime

Training is conducted entirely online, meaning students can be located anywhere in the world. All that is needed is

  • reliable access to a computer and the Internet.
  • native or native-level spoken and written English ability.
  • a passion for contemporary art.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for

  • gallery owners who need to pitch stories to journalists.
  • students who want to pursue a career or project work in arts journalism.
  • managers of gallery and museum websites and blogs who want to attract more readers.
  • artists, dealers or anyone who is promoting artists and wants their work to be found on Google.
  • applicants to graduate programs who need to demonstrate writing/publishing experience.

We have had people from all walks of life (and levels of experience with the art world) come into our art writing courses, from top level banking executives to gallery owners to political studies students.

What You Will Learn

Students undertaking any one of the four certificates in Art Radar‘s Diploma in Art Journalism & Writing will

    • build a portfolio of articles to show prospective employers and grad school admissions staff.
    • be read by our prestigious readership of 12,000 unique viewers a month from top museums, galleries, auction houses and other art institutions.
    • make useful contacts in the art world and position yourself for a career in art: after working with us, our trainee writers have gone on to jobs and internships in auction houses and in online and physical galleries.
    • gain insight into the burgeoning Asian art scene.

Click here for more information on Diploma structure.

Supported Learning

As you progress through each of the certificates in this diploma course, you will have access to our experienced art editorial team. You will

    • benefit from one-on-one written feedback on each of your articles by at least two experienced art editors.
    • have regular mentoring meetings with your dedicated editor via Skype.
    • interact with your editor through email or chat on a day-to-day basis as required.
    • participate in the editorial management of a busy online newspaper.
    • receive self-study modules fortnightly which are designed to help you tackle the toughest parts of writing an article.

Click here for more information on our Diploma faculty.

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Course Structure

The Diploma course has a very simple structure of four certificate courses specially designed like a ladder so you can take one after another, like climbing rungs. You start with Certificate 101 and progress through to Certificate 104. We think this unique approach works because you master skills one step at a time; at each stage you will face increasingly difficult challenges. Whether you are a novice writer or have some experience already, you will develop your range of skills and add to your portfolio of published articles.

The beauty of this system is that you have a great deal of flexibility. You can stop after Certificate 101 and you have an achievement you can be proud of, a certificate for your resume and your first piece of published writing to show off. However if you want to carry on climbing the rungs towards the full Diploma you can take the remaining courses at any time during a 24 month period. That means you can take a break, or do an internship or special project and then tackle the next rung.

Here’s how it works…

Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 101
Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 102
Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 103
Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 104

Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 101

Your First Published Writing

Aim of the course: To learn the nuts and bolts of putting together a first art news article. With an editor’s one on one help your first article will be published. The course material will give you a broad introduction to the principal elements of strong writing, an essential base for developing specific techniques later in the Diploma Course. There are plenty of how-to tips which you can use immediately to improve your writing dramatically.

ACCEPTING STUDENTS

Course duration: 13 weeks
Time per week: 4 to 8 hours

Course outline: 6 training modules delivered fortnightly online

  • Module 1 | Introduction to Art Writing
  • Module 2 | Satisfying Structures
  • Module 3 | Story and Pace
  • Module 4 | Compelling Characters
  • Module 5 | Language – Crucial Lessons
  • Module 6 | Developing Voice and Style

Course outcomes:

  • 2 published articles
  • Certificate of Art Journalism & Writing 101

Entry requirements:

    • Reliable access to a computer with Internet connection
    • Native or native-level English speaker
    • Tertiary level education or equivalent experience
    • Strong interest in contemporary art

We are accepting new students for this certificate now! Click here to head to How to Apply.

Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 102

Expanding your repertoire

Aim of the course: To build confidence by researching and writing four articles that will be published. First steps in working with publishing and editing software. This course focuses squarely on the techniques of art news writing and at the end of this course you will be ready to become an official Art Radar writer with behind-the-scenes access to our publishing platform and staff.

Course duration: 13 weeks
Time per week: 4 to 8 hours

Course outline: 6 training modules delivered fortnightly online

  • Module 1 | Parts of a Post / Publishing Basics
  • Module 2 | Fantastic Formatting
  • Module 3 | Related Writing
  • Module 4 | Working with Images
  • Module 5 | House Style
  • Module 6 | Precise Proofreading

Course outcomes:

  • 2 published articles
  • Certificate of Art Journalism & Writing 102

Entry requirements: Successful completion of Certificate of Art Writing 101

Closed for applications at this time.

Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 103

Building your portfolio

Aim of the course: To deepen your understanding of writing news-based articles and solidify your skills by building your portfolio with two more published stories. Students will become official representatives of Art Radar and will gain behind-the-scenes access to the publishing platform and the opportunity to connect with staff and peers.

Course duration: 13 weeks
Time per week: 4 to 8 hours

Course outline: 6 training modules delivered fortnightly online

  • Module 1 | Advanced Structuring
  • Module 2 | Tantalising Titles
  • Module 3 | Interesting Introductions
  • Module 4 | Maximising the Middle
  • Module 5 | Knockout Endings
  • Module 6 | Persuasive Promotion

Course outcomes:

  • 2 published articles
  • Certificate of Art Journalism & Writing 103

Entry requirements: Successful completion of Certificate of Art Writing 102

Closed for applications at this time.

Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 104

Researching and pitching your stories

Aim of the course: After completing the previous three modules students are ready to write stories based on original material and their own research and interviews. Students will be expected to represent Art Radar on assignments, an experience which will mimic the life of a working journalist.

Course duration: 13 weeks
Time per week: 4 to 8 hours

Course outline: 6 training modules delivered fortnightly online

  • Module 1 | Understanding Readers
  • Module 2 | Finding Angles
  • Module 3 | Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Module 4 | Research – Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Module 5 | Conducting Interviews
  • Module 6 | Pitching to Editors

Course outcomes:

  • 2 published articles
  • Certificate of Art Journalism & Writing 104

Entry requirements: Successful completion of Certificate of Art Writing 103

Closed for applications at this time.

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How To Apply and Course Fee

We accept students into our Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 101 four times per year. For immediate information on how to apply and our course fee, please click here to send us your email.

 


Questions?

Email: artradarinstitute@gmail.com