Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The purpose of this module is to enable the
student to continue to construct an independent project composed of a critical
and creative element in their medium of choice. Over the course of the module,
the student will continue to construct, draft, edit and present a creative
piece, initially developed in HM7101, and qualify the outcome of the second development
phase of the creative project developed over the modules within an accompanying
This module will run in weekly seminars. Each week, seminars
will focus on different creative extracts submitted by students. 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 of mediums;
literary identity; stylistics, aesthetics and theme.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. analyse and evaluate their continued practice of
working on a creative project with reference to their development in HM7101;
2. analyse and critically evaluate a range of craft
and theoretical issues related to writing in general and their own work in
3. synthesise wider perspectives on critical and to a
lesser degree theoretical reactions to create and critical writing in
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
a comprehensive practical appreciation of methods of scholarly research and
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.
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