Creative Writing 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311CRW1 credit 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

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This course is designed to give students an in-depth experience of the creative writing experience and the personal and creative challenges faced therein. Students will engage with the process within themselves, but also be required to develop an awareness of how other writers and artists of note have met similar challenges and either overcome them or not. The focus is on creative self development within an immersive context. Students are not restricted on the topic they present for their final paper.

Learning outcomes

With this exercise students will:

Prerequisites and other requirements

No prerequisites, but students should have a keen interest in the writing process and be willing to read for a daily short period across a wide range of genres and formats. A subversive approach is recommended. Class will use other art forms (poetry, music, dance, photography, sculpture etc) as a means to access literary concerns.

The course 311CRW1 can be graded only after the course 311CRW2 has been successfully graded.


Recommended Reading

CAMERON, Julia. The Artists Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. London: Macmillan, 2016.

Students will also be encouraged to look at sources and training available from other groups such as the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes (EACWP).

Other readings (often short) will be presented in class for student discussion and response. These are selected without notification so that response is followed by in-depth analysis rather than vice-versa.

Evaluation methods and criteria

Students will be evaluated on their contribution and efforts to the class, practical work and the colloquial examination. The course grade will be calculated as follows:

Attendance - 20%

Participation in discussion - 30%

Final paper - 50%



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans