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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Postgraduate Course: Creative Writing Core Course 1 (ENLI11026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryStudents attend weekly 2-hour tutor-led workshops presenting work of their own and engaging in the detailed analysis and criticism of work by the other students. They also attend a weekly 2-hour seminar exploring specific techniques and issues of creative writing, and the statements and theories of practitioners. There are two pathways through the core course, one focusing on prose and one on poetry.
Course description Students attend weekly 2-hour tutor-led workshops presenting work of their own and engaging in the detailed analysis and criticism of work by the other students. They also attend a weekly 2-hour seminar exploring specific techniques and issues of creative writing, and the statements and theories of practitioners. There are two pathways through the core course, one focusing on prose and one on poetry.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 372 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A portfolio of work submitted at the end of the semester deriving from topics addressed in the seminar series: either prose fiction not less than 8,000 and not more than 10,000 words; or poetry c. 15 pages. Presentation of own work at least twice in the semester.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. identify, conceptualise and define formal elements of craft in their chosen field (poetry or fiction) within published works and within works by their peers
  2. remain open to criticism and respond effectively and creatively to feedback on their own creative work
  3. work from initial conception through multiple drafts to the final version of a creative piece within their chosen field (fiction or poetry)
  4. transfer editorial skills and creative abilities from one context to another
  5. Analyse creative works within their chosen field (fiction or poetry) work with a focus on craft effectiveness and articulate strengths and weaknesses in a piece of writing in a constructive manner
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend one workshop and one seminar per week.

Attendance at readings and other events - variable hours.

KeywordsCWCC1
Contacts
Course organiserMs Jane Alexander
Tel: (0131 6)50 8991
Email: Jane.Alexander@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
Email: Kara.McCormack@ed.ac.uk
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