20 credits at level HE6
You have a choice of how to take your dissertation in Creative Writing. Creative Writing Project A [see description] is a self-contained piece of work, while Creative Writing Project B gives you the chance to develop further drafts of something you have worked on in one of the Workshop modules. Each dissertation project offers you the opportunity to develop and experiment with your writing skills, and to show off what you can do.
For Project B you will be required to produce a piece of creative work by developing from the piece begun in Writing Drama Workshop, Fiction Workshop or Poetry Workshop. This will be the equivalent of a standard 20 credit level H3 dissertation; reflecting on the learning process, drawing together and exploiting learned outcomes, including appropriate knowledge relevant to professional practice, and skills from levels 1,2, and related learning from level 3.
Unlike most dissertations which take the form of a single body of original work, this project requires development of the scripts, stories or poems begun in the workshop module. The remit of your project will be agreed in advance in a proposal document with your supervising tutor. You might choose between a collection of poems, long or short stories, a novel extract, a specific work of drama. You will be expected to provide several drafts of your creative work at various stages of its development. It will be possible for you to propose appropriate multi-media or cross-genre work to enable you to develop a sense of originality and individual purpose, and to respond to work in the professional field. However, you would normally be expected to work in fields related to one or more of the specialised areas taken at levels 2 and 3.
You can expect to attend four hours of individual or group tutorial covering the following main areas. An initial tutorial will be arranged to establish the nature of your project, and to discuss the creative and reflective methods you wish to employ. Regular follow-up tutorials will be timetabled to monitor progress and discuss individual issues, for instance your research findings or interesting challenges which might arise. Independently researching, creating, reflecting on the creative process, and writing up the dissertation will make up most of your study time. Assessment will be based on your ability to achieve the outcomes you set out in your original proposal, though allowances are made for any change of direction you might necessarly take during the creative process. At this level considerable emphasis is placed on your ability to work independently, in achieving your personal objectives.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Create a sustained piece of work continuing that begun in one of the workshop modules.||
1:1 Produce a sustained piece of original creative work.
1:2 Present your creative ideas imaginatively through precise and skilful use of language.
|2.||Reflect and comment on techniques applied to a sustained original creative work and on the creative writing and redrafting process.||
2:1 Produce a reflective commentary which defines your understanding of techniques applied to your creative work.
2:2 Illustrate your awareness of the creative writing process, giving examples where you can, commenting on the techniques, styles and forms adopted by professional writers.
2:3 Compare your own styles and forms of writing with those of published writers.
|3.||Understand the formal demands and possibilities that a longer, redrafted creative piece presents.||
3:1 React to and reflect on the formal demands of a longer creative piece.
3:2 Evaluate and discuss the process of drafting and redrafting a longer, redrfated piece.
|4.||Develop an understanding of some of the contextual considerations involved in managing a longer creative piece.||
4:1 React to and reflect on the contextual considerations relative to a longer piece of creative work
4:2 Discuss the development of your ideas sustained over a longer period and the practicalities involved in justifying the selection and application of your chosen techniques.
|5.||Manage independently the planning and execution of a longer piece of creative work.||
5:1 Calculate the time needed to meet time-based demands of planning, drafting and redrafting.
5:2 Reflect on and discuss this process.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||extended, redrafted script||reflective commentary|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Normally to be agreed with the supervising tutor. Students will be expected to use initiative and independence in reading appropriate texts relative to the work in hand and will be rewarded for making appropriate reference to this reading in self-reflective commentaries.
Module Type: DISS
Module Length: 1
Host Subject Group: Creative Studies
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