Postgraduate taught 

Creative Writing MLitt

Creative Writing Workshop CRWRT5042

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students develop a portfolio of original work and gain experience in editing and revising their own and others' writing in various genres. The course gives students exposure to a variety of genres and creative approaches through peer group exchange and provides students with a live readership for their own work.

Timetable

Teaching will take place in a two-hour dedicated slot, and will work smoothly with the other courses offered in the Creative Writing Programme.
This course is attending fortnightly by PT students and weekly by FT students.

Requirements of Entry

This course is part of the MLitt in Creative Writing and standard entry requirements for that programme apply.

Assessment

The academic elements of the Workshop topic will be assessed in the context of the final Dissertation Portfolio:
A Portfolio of writing of no more than 25000 words or prose, 600 lines of verse, or the equivalent in other genres or forms (as agreed with the Course tutor) to be submitted at the end of the course (as specified in the Course Handbook).

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

There are 4 creative aims:
i. To expose students to a variety of genres and creative approaches through peer group exchange
ii. To give students experience in editing and revising their own and others' writing in various genres
iii. To provide students with a live readership for their own work
iv. To allow students to develop a portfolio of original work

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Creative:
The development and understanding of individual literary forms; an understanding of diction, syntax, formatting, etc. appropriate to those forms, sharpening skills in appraising formal and other qualities in the creative work of fellow students and learning to communicate them with tact and clarity

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Submission of final portfolio.