New Arts Journalism
Most arts journalism graduate programs in the nation are housed within a journalism department. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), arts journalism is taught within the context of a fine art academy. Here, you will have access to key players influencing the national and global art worlds. You will also have the opportunity to work closely and collaborate with artists, art historians, cultural theorists, and art critics, exploring innovative ways of communicating contemporary culture.
SAIC's Department of New Arts Journalism provides you with the necessary skills and interdisciplinary experiences to succeed as an art and design journalist for:
- Online publications
- Trade journals
- Radio and podcasts
- Blogs and social media platforms
- Graphic novels
With a multitude of print publications, galleries, creative organizations, and museums, Chicago's art scene serves as a laboratory for research and networking. The city's major media and communications center provides you with many options for your required second-year internship, in which you will combine your study of art, design, new media, criticism, and 21st-century arts journalism with practical, professional work. Students also to SAIC's award-winning F Newsmagazine and fnewsmagazine.com. Class guest lectures have included artists, critics, designers, and writers from the Chicago Tribune, CHICAGO magazine, The Reader, Bad at Sports, Inside/Within, EXPO Chicago, and more.
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