London, United Kingdom

Creative Writing

when 8 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

The class aims to examine through practice and critical analysis of exemplary material the function and process of creative writing. Students will be encouraged by the series of workshops in which they will discuss their own work and that of other students in order to help them become critically reflective practitioners. The emphasis will be on short story writing. Students will need to have produced a draft piece of work by week 2 of the class (this may have been begun before the class started) for workshop discussions.

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

The class is aimed towards the writing of short stories rather than poetry, drama or novels: the functions and processes of creative writing; character, plot, narrative, tone, point of view, voice, mood, tense, description, detail, dialogue; drafting and redrafting; the process of textual production; independent research skills; skills of analysis and synthesis; communication (written and oral) and linguistic awareness.

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS). Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition fee per session.
GBP 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
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