PMA 1128

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

What do excellent journalistic and academic writing have in common?  Both draw upon similar skills and values:  clarity, attention to detail, awareness of audience, and the writer's deep, informed engagement with a topic.  Moreover, to discuss current arts events effectively, the writer must push beyond simple, factual reporting to interpret or translate, with a distinctive voice, creative work for specific audiences.  Students in this seminar will attempt a range of assignments in arts writing: reviews, feature articles, interviews, educational materials, critical analyses, and blogs.  We will take advantage of exhibits at Cornell's Johnson Museum and performances at the Schwartz Center, as well as local music, films, and television, to consider how to apply the principles of good writing to a variety of public media.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded