Postgraduate taught 

Creative Writing MLitt

Creative Writing: Editing And Publication 2 CRWRT5039

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course gives students the opportunity singly or through collaboration with one or more fellow students to produce a project or creative work or that develops his or her skills and understanding of a genre or form, eg. transposition, adaptation, performance etc.; or to produce paper and/or web selections and editions of editorial work; or to explore issues of agenting, publishing or book retailing.

Timetable

10 x 2 hour weekly seminar

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry requirements for Masters programmes

Assessment

This is a supervised single or collaborative creative or research project, in which students select an activity particularly relevant to their creative work and produce a project in relation to it. The projects are bespoke, undertaken with the agreement of the convener, and can consist of: editorial work on the Course web-site magazine, the creation of a web magazine or creative site; the creation of a paper magazine or chap-book; an adaptation from one medium to another (e.g. dramatisation for radio or screen).
Assessment will be via the Editorial Project, either individually or jointly
undertaken, maximum 6000 words

Course Aims

The course provides the opportunity to:

■ work singly or through collaboration with one or more fellow students to produce a project or creative work or that develops his or her skills and understanding of a genre or form, eg. transposition, adaptation, performance etc.;

■ produce paper and/or web selections and editions of creative or editorial work;

■ explore issues of agenting, publishing or book retailing.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

 

■ formulate and implement a project relating to textual transmission

■ employ specific editorial skills (formal and stylistic) in relation to their selected project

■ identify and explain various roles and tasks in the editing and publish industry

■ work with a range of literary texts not as a creative writer but as publisher, editor, translator, 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.