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 give a broad
understanding of the creative process as described by a variety of practicing
writers and also a number of academic theorists in the field. The module will enable
the student to synthesise a broad understanding of various theories related to
the creative process and undertake a detailed analysis of their own creative
process and evaluate it in relation to what other writers and theorists have
written on the subject. The module will offer training in specific methods /
techniques appropriate as preparation for research or professional practice.
Students will study a series of texts in which
various writing practitioners and theorists discuss the workings of the
creative process. Student will be encouraged to relate these theories to their
own experience as writers through seminars and in class discussion in order to
synthesise their own theoretical approach to the creative process. This work
will contribute to the students’ critical responses in other modules.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. analyse and evaluate their own creative
processes in relation to what other writers and theorists have written on the
2. analyse and critically evaluate a range
theoretical texts written on the creative process;
3. synthesise wider perspectives on the
creative process and place these within an appropriate theoretical framework.
4. be alert to the possibilities and
difficulties attendant on the study of many aspects of contemporary writing.
5. use the research tools in the Learning
Centre cogently; and approach longer pieces of writing confidently, in the
knowledge of appropriate strategies for the scholarly discipline of Creative
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