Aurelie Chan Hon Sen, MLitt Art Writing, 2023.

Art Writing

Award
Master of Letters (MLitt) Art Writing
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Fine Art
Applications
Direct to the School

Programme overview

The MLitt Art Writing is based on two principal elements: a unique understanding of art writing as an interdisciplinary studio practice and the opportunity to bring new work to a public audience or readership through project-based partnerships with external organisations or bodies. With emphasis on reflexive and critical practice-based enquiry, the programme reflects the increasing interest in the development of alternative forms of critical and theoretical writing and the reconfiguring of the relationship between writing and artistic practice. The practice and study of art writing involves creative, philosophical, critical and theoretical approaches to writing about, writing with, and writing as art. Drawing from disciplines including visual art, art criticism, art history and literature, this interdisciplinary field is as much about creative production as it is concerned with critical discourse. Students are encouraged to consider art writing as emergent field and to examine its cultural and literary forms, histories, content and contexts. Encouraging self-directed exploration and practice, and supported by peers and access to the wider creative community of Glasgow, students will focus on the development and dissemination of their own expansive, innovative and impactful modes of creative critical writing, reading, editorial and research practices. Students are expected to write effectively from a position of curiosity, knowledge and purpose and to publish and present within the expanded field of art criticism and interdisciplinary writing. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Theo Hynan Ratcliffe, MLitt Art Writing, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing, 2023

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

This guide takes you through the application process and what to include in your application as well as looking at some sample portfolios.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.