HM7102: Creative Projects 2: Project Development

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HM7102: Creative Projects 2: Project Development

Module Title Creative Projects 2: Project Development
Module Code HM7102
Module Tutor Michael Johnstone
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 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 critical reflection. 

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 particular;

3.     synthesise wider perspectives on critical and to a lesser degree theoretical reactions to create 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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