Methods and Forms of Writing in Relation to Artistic Practices - course

Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices - course

This course is aimed for you who are an artist, dancer and/or choreographer who want to develop an independent writing practice that sits alongside your artistic practice.

‘Beneath memory and experience, beneath imagination and invention, beneath words, there are rhythms to which memory and imagination and words all move.’ Ursula K Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind (2004)

The aim of the course is to nurture and develop independent writing practices that sit in relation to artistic practice.

This interdisciplinary course aims to cultivate independent reading and writing practices amongst you with different artistic backgrounds.

The main format of the course will be workshops, seminars and lectures in which you will be introduced to different forms and methods of writing.

You will be given time to experiment with these formats as well as give feedback on each other’s texts.

Focus in the course will be on the letter form, speech writing, auto-fiction, the essay and different forms of performative writing methods.

Alongside guest lectures, you will read, discuss and respond to texts by thinkers, writers and artists such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Virgina Woolf and many more.

The picture portraits the author  Ursula K. Le Guin whos texts are part of the course. The photo is taken by Marian Wood Kolisch, by Oregon State University via Wikimedia Commons. The photo is cropped.

Teacher: Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris See Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris BIO under the headline "Read more" further down on this page.

Course director: Josefine Wikström, Assistant Professor in Dance Theory at SKH

Photo: Picture of Ursula K. Le Guin, by Oregon State University via Wikimedia Commons. The photo is cropped.

Studies under Corona.

  • Read more

    This is on on-line course that will be taught between week 46 and week 50. 2021. More info on exact times will come soon.

    Main lecturer of the course:  Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris 

    Guest lecturers:

    • Nina Strömqvist
    • Nina Överli 
    • Josefine Wikström

    About the main lecturer:

    Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator, writer and lecturer based in Stockholm. Research interests are focused upon processes of watery thinking in contemporary art, ecology as social metaphor and feminist methodologies of curatorial practice. Working with practical learning platforms, publications, and exhibitions, she currently works with curatorial matters of art and research at Accelerator and as a lecturer at Stockholm University and guest lecturer at the Royal Institute of Art and Stockholm University of the Arts. Bronwyn is also a current doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales, where she develops her curatorial theory of the Hydrocene.

    Course director: Josefine Wikstrom (Stockholm University of the arts, SKH)


  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle, with exemption for Swedish 1, 2, 3 and English 6, and

    Specific entry requirements
    60 credits in artistic practice or equivalent work experience in artistic practice.

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    This is a course for artists who have not yet developed an independent writing practice as well as for artists who want to develop and nurture an existing writing practice.

  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original.
    • All documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name


    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complete.

    1. A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

    2. Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements for studies at first cycle, with the exception of Swedish 1-3 and English 6.

    • You must upload your diploma with a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school/high school.

    • If you study in the last year in upper secondary school/high school you must upload a certificate on your current studies.
    • If you do not have grades from upper secondary school/high school you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).


    We only accept documents in Nordic languages, Finnish and English. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from We do not accept e-mails as certificates

    3. Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements.

    • 60 credits in artistic practice or equivalent work experience in artistic practice.
    • if you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below)


    4. Your CV where you list your education, professional experience and other relevant experiences that you want to refer to.

    5. A 350 word statement where you present an artistic idea that could be the starting point for a writing project during the course is to be.

    Applying for recognition of prior learning

    If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific entry requirements.
    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.


    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail:

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    Admission to the course is based on an overall assessment of the submitted application documents. A presentation of an artistic idea that could be the starting point for the writing project during the course is to be included in the application. During the assessment process, previous education and knowledge, professional experience and other experiences that could be of value to the course will be considered. Special consideration is given to artistic experience/activity with a focus on and/or related to the course content.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 48 000 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to SKH and tuition fees and scholarships.