Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces the student to the
creative writer’s relationship to creative industries, creative communities and
the writing business. In the first part of the module, the student will examine
the role, running and their relationship to the writing industry. Guest
speakers from the industry will inform the students’ of the principles and
practices of working and writing in the Creative Industries. The student will
examine routes to publication and suitable mechanisms for the submission of
their work. In the second semester, the student will encounter various
multidisciplinary case studies of work within the creative industries and
assess its function, community and artistic value. The student will critically
assess the role and responsibilities of the writer in the community,
undertaking their own activities and practice in the realm of creative
industries. The student will assess the political context of the creative
industries and interrogate their own relationship to it as a professional
This module will run in weekly seminars. Topics
to be discussed will include community arts and the practice of the writer
within society; site-specific writing and other writerly responses to place and
community; the funding of public art; the writing of funding applications for
public art and the outcome and impact of writerly projects on the writer and
A student passing this module should be able to:
and evaluate, a range of writing business case studies;
2. demonstrate specialist
understanding of the relationship between the writer and the writing business
and creative industry;
3. apply their understanding of
the role of the writer in the construction of writing inside the creative
4. conduct individualised
research into a particular practice within the creative industries;
5. assimilate practice as a writer within the creative
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