This one-of-a-kind course is designed for anyone with an interest in music journalism and is based on experiential learning: developing your writing skills and critical voice by practicing them and networking with those who have succeeded in the field.
The course will be customized to each student’s goals and is based around creating a writing portfolio of 16 pieces, with the option of having them published on College Media Network to create a digital portfolio.
Patrick Foster has trained all levels of writers for over 10 years and has over 25 years of experience in music journalism, with bylines in the Washington Post, SPIN, Pitchfork, and Time Out. Learn more about Patrick here.
“I honestly learned more in this course than I did in all my English and writing classes at college.”— Dominique Dungo, recent CMN Music Journalism Course Participant
SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to craft a thoughtful, insightful review and develop a strong personal voice
- How to accurately identify genres and musical elements within recorded music
- How to draw connections between artists, musical eras and genres
- The art of writing a successful live review
- How to write a sharp, balanced artist profile
SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL GET:
- Detailed, personally crafted feedback on your writing, with the goal of developing solid technique and critical voice
- An author page and digital portfolio that will permanently reside on CMN
- Exclusive video chats with industry professionals
- 16 career-related reading assignments and 8 career related video assignments
Each student must apply for admission into the course. Since the course is customized for anyone from beginner to working professionals, your application must be approved to ensure the best possible outcome.
$400. Once your application is approved, a $50 deposit, which is applied to the cost of the course, is required to reserve your place. Enrollment is limited in order to maximize one-on-one training and personalization.
Have a specific question about the course? Send the instructor an email.