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English & Creative Writing

Introduction to Creative Writing

 
  • Note: this course group is full. Email summer.university@tees.ac.uk to check for availability.
 

Course overview

Have you ever wanted to write a novel or short story? This course offers individual and group writing activities to broaden your awareness of the approaches, techniques and forms available to writers.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times. Tasks, exercises and supportive materials is uploaded before each live session. The live session are structured with discussion and Q&A.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- bio-mythography: exploring our own stories
- the textual world: writing from the senses
- words: sounds, marks, meanings
- the structures of stories: basic narrative structures.

This course is for people who are new to creative writing. You explore the possibilities of word play and imaginative writing. You work with words and text in a creative manner and broaden your understanding of how contemporary writers and artists use language within their work. You learn through a variety of practical writing and story-making activities and discussion groups, you break down preconceptions about words and to encourage creative play. You explore traditional tales and alternative versions, contemporary short stories, extracts from novels and a number of poems, and create your own stories and poems in response to them. Your workshops involve individual and collaborative group work, and employ other artistic mediums as a vehicle for responding to creative writing and producing new material.

How you are assessed

You submit a portfolio of creative writing (1,500 - 2,000 words) from the various workshops, along with a 500 word reflective commentary on your creative work and learning.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements


As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm