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Creative Writing - Exploring Creative Writing (C01016-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £150.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (19:00 to 21:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This course explores all aspects of creative writing to help you discover your voice and develop your creative writing skills. You will be stimulated, challenged and entertained in equal measure and, as your confidence grows, you will gain mastery across the forms and genres, allowing your creative voice to grow and giving full reign to your imagination. Whether you wish to explore or enhance your creative writing skills, this is the course for you.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol directly online or in person at one of our centres at PK or CL

If you wish to pay in instalments you will need to enrol in person bringing appropriate evidence (refer to a special page on website for conc. Information and installments)

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys creative writing, whether as a hobby or with professional aspirations. It is recommended that students joining this course possess a good level of functional literacy although no formal qualifications are required

Course Content:

This course explores each of the main creative writing forms (including novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, plays, screenwriting and blogging) and genres (including Crime, Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction). Practical writing tasks (focusing on characterisation, plot, structure and dialogue) and supportive group workshops (with tutor guidance and feedback) give direction to your writing. The course also incorporates advice concerning publication including finding a literary agent and the pros and cons of self-publishing.

Assessment Methods:

Progress and achievement will be assessed by a mix of one-to-one feedback in class and the marking of (optional) writing tasks. Feedback is designed to be supportive and is tailored to the needs and aspirations of the individual student.

Additional Information:

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Students are advised to bring pens, paper and a folder (for storing work, notes and handouts). Laptops, tablet computers and recording devices e.g. dictaphones are optional but welcome.


Regular attendance required.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Students might also like to consider the RACC course in Writing Freelance Magazine Articles. This course explores non-fiction writing for fun and profit.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class?
Homework exists but is entirely optional.
What will happen if I miss a class?
Notes will be available on Moodle and your tutor will be available by email. Every effort will be made to ensure that you do not miss out on any core topics.
Is there any tutorial support?
Supportive tutor guidance and feedback is a key part of this course. Your tutor will be committed to ensuring both your enjoyment and progress.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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