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This course offers students the opportunity, through lectures and interractive workshops, to develop their understanding of, and practical skills in, the writing of prose fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Taught by widely published, award-winning writers, it provides a thorough, practice-based understanding of creative process and of the technical challenges involved in developing an original idea into a completed literary artefact, presented to a professional standard. It also contributes to students' future career potential, whether as ‘creative’ or other kinds of professional writers/communicators.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One completed portfolio of fiction of 2500-3500 words total, or one short portfolio of poetry comprising 60 to 120 lines (60%); one 1500 word piece analysing, in practical, writerly terms, the expressive, stylistic and formal effectiveness of a chosen poem or short story (30%); Seminar Assessment Mark (10%) For honours students only: candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new folio.
Throughout the course, students will receive regular oral feedback from both class tutor and class members in focussed workshop sessions. The re-drafting of coursework will also be subject to detailed, constructive feedback in both written and verbal form. Students will also keep a course journal.