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Artist statement

Writing an artist statement is an essential professional skill for any creative arts or design practice. Here you will find information that will help you to:

Understand what an artist statement is and why it’s useful.

Identify different types of artist statements and when to use them.

Analyse examples of real professional artist statements from our RMIT creative communities and art collections.

Practice how to write an artist statement in your own words.

This section includes learning activities to help you communicate your creative practice to others and develop your writing skills.

Referencing in art & design

Referencing: art and design
Clear and accurate referencing, using the correct referencing system, is an important aspect of tertiary academic writing.

Paraphrasing: art and design
Paraphrasing is when you rewrite ideas and information in your own words. In academic writing, paraphrasing helps to avoid plagiarism. Paraphrasing well involves changing the structure of the sentence and not just changing the words.

Harvard referencing and academic integrity
You demonstrate academic integrity when you present your work honestly. You do this by acknowledging the work of others and how it has contributed to your own ideas.

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Art history and theory essay

This resource outlines the process of writing an Art History and Theory essay. It highlights the key features of planning, structuring and writing an essay using the Futurism movement as a model. It demonstrates how to write cohesively, and how to effectively integrate visual and textual references.

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Writing in design

These resources provide support for students undertaking design writing tasks based on examples of student writing in several design sub-disciplines.

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Art History Essay (PDF 169KB)

 

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