Introduction to Creative Writing 1

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Creative Writing 1

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Creative Writing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: portfolio of creative work in all four forms taught (2000 words max.) [70%], critical reflection of the written work (1500 words) [30%] [both components must be attempted; an overall pass is required]
    This module introduces students to the theories and practice of creative writing at undergraduate level by exposing them to a range of very short forms: ?flash? fiction, haiku, mini-screenplays and ?flash? nonfiction (including social media forms/?tweets?). The module will engage with ideas of voice and style, ?inspiration? and ?perfection? and introduce the history of creative writing. Students will learn to select and practice forms suitable for their own creation of meaning. The module will introduce essential study skills: including essay-writing and academic referencing. As a core module, Introduction to Creative Writing 1 expects students to engage with a workshop process, discover and develop an editing method and to build a critical vocabulary about writing. Student-writers will be encouraged to consider their engagement with the world.

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