Acts of Writing 1 (Q3295)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module treats writing practice as a way of thinking. Writing can help us to liberate, shape and discipline ideas, and so you will be invited to engage in acts of writing as a way of understanding the form and matter of creative production. The module introduces and scrutinises techniques of writing across academic and artistic disciplines, encouraging you to ask: how can we avoid predictable modes of writing while still learning from the craft of those who went before? Ultimately, the module encourages aspiring writers of various genres, from the academic essay to the review, poem, novel, caption, and modes of performance writing.

Teaching

47%: Lecture
53%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 120 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.