Writing the Review


Learn to write professional-level critiques of movies, TV, books, and other art as you develop your critical eye and build language that captures your perspective.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn the art of criticism the way professionals examine and report on work of all kinds
  • Read work by established critics to understand how to develop your voice and perspective
  • Explore various multimedia platforms where your criticism can flourish
  • Sharpen your critical faculties to become a respected critic in your field

About this course:

Everybody’s a critic, or so they say. When you can share any and every opinion on social media, what makes professionally published reviews special? Why should one person’s take on a movie, TV show, book or other piece of art matter more than yours or mine? But the truth lies in the opposite: When everyone has a platform to offer their opinion, learning the true art of criticism is all the more important for standing out. In this course, we learn how to effectively and compellingly crafted cultural critiques, with units on film, TV, books, literature and more. We read reviews by professional critics while exploring the different multimedia platforms criticism can live on today. The focus of this class is on sharpening your critical faculties and developing your voice as a writer, with the ultimate goal of finding your space as a respected critic.

Summer 2024 Schedule

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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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