London, United Kingdom

Writing for Children

when 7 June 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

This module aims to explore the broad area of children’s writing. As well as allowing students to develop specific writing techniques and experiment with different genres, the module will introduce the theoretical foundations of children’s writing, including relevant narrative concepts and the pedagogical dimension of children’s literature.

Target group

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

Course aim

This module is designed to:
• introduce students to the theoretical and ethical foundations of writing for children;
• introduce students to distinct forms within children’s literature including the short story, adolescent fiction, and educational children’s books;
• introduce students to the business of children’s literature;
• practise the composition and critical discussion of story, dialogue and character in writing for children of different age ranges.

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 : 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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