HM7107: Creativity

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HM7107: Creativity

Module Title Creativity
Module Code HM7107
Module Tutor Nigel McLoughlin
School School of Liberal and Performing Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 subject;

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. (RM)

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 Writing. (RM)

 

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: 3,000 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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