Creative Writing: Craft And Experimentation 1 CRWRT5035
- Academic Session: 2018-19
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course aims to explore the creative and practical aspects of text creation, the craft of writing through intensive close reading of literary texts and through writing practice. It gives students the opportunity to practise a range of literary techniques and ideas as manifested in a number of outstanding modern and contemporary writers and develop a critical idiom and to analyse their own writing.
This course includes student-led sessions on the assigned texts.
10 x 2 hour weekly seminars
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
Assessment will be via a course Portfolio/Log (maximum 5000 words/150 lines poetry)
The course provides the opportunity to:
■ explore the creative and practical aspects of text creation, the craft of writing through intensive close reading of literary texts and through writing practice both in and out of the class.
■ practise a range of literary techniques and ideas as manifested in a number of outstanding modern and contemporary writers and develop a critical idiom to analyse their own writing
■ gain critical reading and thinking skills through discussions, close readings and submitted writing exercises.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
■ Read texts closely and analytically with a view to understanding the method of their composition
■ Critically evaluate and discuss the merit of literary experimentation
■ Incorporate a wide range of literary techniques to their own writing
■ Explain the use of these techniques
■ Show a sophisticated understanding of character, point of view, place, time and structure, narration, etc.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.