Basic Course 1: Writing Research | Research Writing

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: KF3BAS1
HT 2021
Study period: 2021-09-14 - 2021-12-10
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2021-05-10 - 2021-06-16

Course description


In this course the student will engage with various modes of writing pertaining to artistic research and its connected fields. The course consists of text seminars, lectures, and collaborative and individual writing exercises. Thematically it is oriented 

around questions of method, process, ethics and aesthetics, specifically considering aspects of authorship and relations between languages, texts and meaning–matter. There will be a focus on the role and possibilities of writing in relation to the own artistic research project and artistic field(s).  

All through the course the students will work on an individual writing project connected to their research. Through reading and discussing each other’s texts, the participants will train skills of peer reviewing such as close reading, note taking, and giving and receiving textual feedback.  

Course participants will be evaluated on their active participation in seminars and writing workshops; contribution during feedback sessions; and progress made on their individual writing project. 

The course is taught in English, and will be conducted through course meetings and in individual zoom sessions.
*The participants can chose to write their individual writing project in either in English or Swedish. 


Target group

The course is mandatory for doctoral students admitted to artistc subjects within the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performings Arts: Crafts, Design, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Performance Practices, and Artistic Practice.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Participants are required to have been admitted to doctoral (third-cycle) education at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg.


Doctoral students admitted to the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performings Arts at University of Gothenburg have priority.

Other information

Next course occation will be Autumn 2021. Limited number of places.

Course syllabus



HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design


Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Type of course

Generic skills courses, Subject area course

Research School/Graduate School

The Artistic Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts


konstnärlig forskning, artistic research, writing research, research writing, Skriva forskning, utforskande skrift