HM7101: Creative Projects 1: Project Beginnings


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HM7101: Creative Projects 1: Project Beginnings

Module Title Creative Projects 1: Project Beginnings
Module Code HM7101
Module Tutor Bea Hitchman
School School of Liberal and Performing Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

The purpose of this module is to enable the student to identify and begin a first draft of an independent creative project. Over the course of the module, the student will identify, draft, edit and present a selection of early creative work and qualify their intentions for further writing in a critical commentary. 

Indicative Syllabus

This module will run in weekly seminars. Each week, seminars will focus on different creative extracts submitted by students. These creative extracts will be the beginning ideas and first extracts of an independent writing project. The student will prepare a critique on each of the extracts and seminars will assimilate the critique. The emphasis will be placed on the craft of writing plays, poetry and prose, and the materials used will be drawn from the student’s own creative writing and other exemplars of excellence of craft. The module will offer critical reflection on the methods and purposes of the subject and/ or practice within a broader context of enquiry suitable to the output of the dissertation. Topics/themes will be chosen as necessary from (among others): basic principles of writing; generic limitations and possibilities; literary identity; stylistics; aesthetics and theme.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1.     analyse and evaluate their own creative processes in relation to their own initiation of a creative project;

2.     analyse and critically evaluate a range of craft and theoretical issues related to the first draft phase and generation of ideas within their own work in particular;

3.     synthesise wider perspectives on critical and to a lesser degree theoretical reactions to creative and critical writing in general;

4.     demonstrate a specialist knowledge of a chose genre of writing directly related to the taught element of this module and the assimilated learning from that of others

5.     offer a comprehensive practical appreciation of methods of scholarly research and presentation.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 25
Independent Learning Hours: 125
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4,000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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