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 at you who are an artist, dancer and/or choreographer, and who wants to develop an independent writing practice 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 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 are introduced to different forms and methods of writing.

You will be given time to experiment with these formats and will 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.

Main teacher of the course is Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris and co-teacher Nina Øverli. About the teachers: 

Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator and lecturer with expertise in the politics and poetics of eco-aesthetics. She lectures at Stockholm University and Sydney University and is a doctoral candidate at UNSW Sydney, where she developed the curatorial theory for art and water in the climate crisis entitled the Hydrocene. 

Nina Øverli is a Norwegian curator and writer based in Stockholm. She teaches at the MA Curating Art, Stockholm University, and her work is focused on performativity and art as participatory social practice. Recent curatorial projects includeTio dagars festivalandManifesterad Manifestkonstat Weld, Stockholm. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London.

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.

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

  • Read more

    This is an online course, taking place between November 14th and December 9th with approx 3 days of teaching per week. 

  • 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

    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).

    Apply to the course via

    You apply to the course via, HERE.

    Last day for application is 19 April 2022. 

    NOTE! The documents described below are to be uploaded with your application at (My pages/Documents/Upload documents).

    Documents to be submitted for this course

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


    2. 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.


    Other important dates for your application 

    • Last day to pay the application fee or prove that you are not required to pay the fees: 3 May 2022 (read more under Application and tuition fees below)
    • Supporting documentation deadline: 21 June 2022*
    • Admission results: Published on My pages on 12 July 2022

    * If you're completing your upper secondary studies in an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or an IB/EB programme, you have until 5 July to submit your documents. All other supporting documents should be submitted together with your application.

  • 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. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 48 750 SEK.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.