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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: