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English 121: Artwords

Course Description

In this course, we will focus on how words can be used as part of your creative and professional development. Through our readings, class discussions and course assignments, you will develop the skills necessary for writing about art. The course will also examine the multifaceted array of written criticism, which will provide you with the opportunity to be an active participant in the current public written discourse on contemporary art, design, and culture. We will also explore how words are used in visual practices, such as graffiti, photography, theatre, film, graphic novels and commercial marketing. Ultimately, the goal is for each student to complete this class with a written professional portfolio to compliment and enhance their visual art portfolio.


Successful completion of English 120 (fall term). Part-time students who have successfully completed English 120 may be admitted upon available space, and after consultation with instructor.

Equivalency & Transferability

This course is accredited by Yukon College. Transfer agreements are in place with Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Alberta College of Art and Design , the Ontario College of Art and Design University, ,  the Nova Scotia School of  Art and Design University, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of the Fraser Valley.

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