What is special about this course?
This course gives the candidate the opportunity to develop confidence and skills in creative writing and therefore encouraging those creative juices to flow. This is promoted by eliminating the inhibitions that keep us from writing and the daunting fear of a blank screen or a sheet of white paper.
This course will allow you to explore the techniques involved in creative writing and enhance your confidence and competence in writing. It will also encourage your self-expression and develop your awareness of the creative possibilities of language.
There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for both those who have experience in writing and those with none at all.
Through the course you will learn how to:
- Write to express feeling, using a clear structure and clearly identifying those feelings.
- Write about an event from varied points of view, ensuring the event is consistently imagined and a variety of techniques is used.
- Write to convey relationship, ensuring the relationship emerges clearly
In all cases, you will learn how to use appropriate language and ensure that spelling and punctuation do not obstruct the intended meaning.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Classes will be based on group and individual work, including discussion and analysis of sample texts. Peer review will be an important part of the developmental process.
How long will my course last?
You will participate in a weekly class, giving a total of 28 taught hours. In addition to this you will need to spend time outside of class working on your own compositions, both for practice and for your final assessments.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Local Centres
Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On completion of this course, you may wish to progress to English Language Study at SCQF level 5. Depending on your confidence you could go straight on to Literature 1 which is at SCQF level 6, although you may wish to ask the advice of your tutor.
Is there more information available online?
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