Creative writing via distance learning

As much as possible, the programme tries to recreate the experience of the classroom workshop, and each week, new writing tasks and critical exercises will be released to which you will be expected to post responses online. Students are expected to possess their own computer, have access to a broadband-standard internet connection and should have basic IT skills such as browsing the web and word processing. There is no requirement to attend face-to-face sessions at any point in the programme, making this programme suitable for students internationally, as well as those based in the UK.

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Autumn

An Introduction to Creative Writing (Core Module)

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This module aims to provide students with the skills necessary to produce short pieces of imaginative writing. It introduces a range of contemporary texts (poetry, prose, drama) looking at their main characteristics, whilst developing skills to use language accurately and imaginatively. Through exploration of a range of forms students will develop confidence and expertise. This module is the first part of the University Certificate of Lifelong Learning (Creative Writing) and it is recommended, though not essential, that students complete it before undertaking any of the other modules which form this certificate.
Elizabeth Linklater CertEd MA

  • Start Date: 30 September 2013
  • No. of weeks: 11
  • Full fee: £250.00
  • Credits: 20

 

 

Developing the Skills of Writing Fiction

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Students will explore and develop appropriate imaginative writing skills for use in a variety of prose-writing forms including the short story, the novel, autobiography and journal writing. Through group discussion of work in progress, individual tuition based on drafts and revisions, and seminar work on themes and forms, students will be led through the planning, writing and completion of a variety of pieces with the goal of writing to professional standards. It is recommended, though not essential, that students complete the Core Module and Critical Analysis before enrolling.
Elizabeth Linklater CertEd MA

  • Start Date: 30 September 2013
  • No. of weeks: 11
  • Full fee: £150.00
  • Credits: 10

Spring

An Introduction to Critical Analysis

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This module introduces students to the skills relevant to critical analysis from a writer’s perspective. It examines the work of renowned writers to underpin students’ understanding of how to write successfully. Taking in a number of genres, poetry, prose fiction and scripts, the module will analyse the structure of literary forms and show students how to use language both accurately and appropriately. It is recommended, though not essential, that students have previously completed the Core Module in creative writing before enrolling.
Elizabeth Linklater CertEd MA

  • Start Date: 13 January 2014
  • No. of weeks: 11
  • Full fee: £150.00
  • Credits: 10

 

Developing the Skills of Writing Scripts

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Students will be presented with opportunities to examine and develop appropriate imaginative writing skills to be applied to a range of scripting forms. Through group discussion of work in progress, individual tuition based on drafts and revisions and seminar work on themes and forms, students will be led through the planning, writing and completion of a script with the ultimate goal of writing to professional standards. It is recommended, though not essential, that students complete the Core Module and Critical Analysis before enrolling.
Elizabeth Linklater CertEd MA

  • Start Date: 13 January 2014
  • No. of weeks: 11
  • Full fee: £150.00
  • Credits: 10

Summer

Developing the Skills of Writing Poetry

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Students will be presented with opportunities to explore and develop appropriate imaginative writing skills for writing in a variety of poetic forms. Through group discussion of work in progress, individual tuition based on drafts and revisions and work on themes and forms, students will be led through the planning, writing and completion of a collection of poems with the ultimate goal of helping them write to professional standards. It is recommended, though not essential, that students complete the Core Module and Critical Analysis before enrolling.
Elizabeth Linklater CertEd MA

  • Start Date: 21 April 2014
  • No. of weeks: 11
  • Full fee: £150.00
  • Credits: 10

Term dates

  • Autumn Term
    September 2013 - December 2013
  • Spring Term
    January 2014 - March 2014
  • Summer Term
    April 2014 - June 2014

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University Certificate of Lifelong Learning
60 credits

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