Creative Writing: Prose
Rhedir gan School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media
30.000 Credyd neu 15.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Ms Alys Conran
The course will offer you the opportunity to develop an idea, carry out the necessary research, select an appropriate genre, form and style and construct a piece of writing suitable for its intended audience. You will learn how to critically reflect on your own work and on the work of others and the ways in which it is an expression of a particular culture and society.
By the end of the module you will have written and edited a piece of prose fiction and have an understanding of its literary and social context.
Through seminars, workshops and individual tutorials participants will learn how to develop an idea, carry out the necessary research, select an appropriate genre, form and style and construct a piece of writing suitable for its intended audience. Participants will be required to critically reflect on their own work and on the work of others and the ways in which it is an expression of a particular culture and society. Links between creative writing and other forms of non-creative writing will be made explicit, and participants from non-creative backgrounds will be encouraged to reflect on the ways in which the skills they develop can be transferred between different forms. By the end of the module participants will have written and edited a piece of prose fiction and understand its literary and social context.
A Pass (D) candidate’s work will show many of the following features:
• Some originality and engagement with ideas.
• Some sense of formal conventions and structures.
• Occasionally inconsistent with regard to linguistic technicalities.
• Some awareness of the creative process and of decisions made in writing.
• Sound work, but its strengths need to be more fully sustained to reach publishable standard.
C- i C+
A Pass (C) candidate’s work will show many of the following qualities:
• Original and interesting work with an attempt at serious exploration of ideas.
• Clear link between themes and form.
• Technically proficient and well-focused use of language.
• Sound critical understanding of the creative process and of decisions made in writing.
• Good work, which at times comes close to publishable standard.
A candidate’s work reaching Merit will show many of the following qualities:
• Demonstration of vitality and originality; sustained engagement with ideas.
• Very good understanding of generic conventions; sound use of structures, forms and technique.
• Resourceful and imaginative use of language.
• Clear critical understanding of the creative process and ability to think conceptually about decisions made in writing.
• Very good work, approaching publishable standard.
70 and above
Typically, the work of a candidate reaching Distinction will show many of the following qualities:
• Excellent levels of originality, vision and depth; striking and thorough engagement with ideas.
• Excellent understanding and control of form and technique.
• Impressive linguistic control and/or innovation.
• Sophisticated critical understanding of the creative process and confident ability to conceptualise approaches to writing.
• Dynamic work of publishable standard.
To develop students abilities in creative writing in prose.
To support the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to structure creative writing.
To be aware of audience when making choices of style, tone or structure.
To introduce students to the idea of thinking creatively and how this may support creative and non-creative writing.
To develop an appreciation of the ways in which society and culture relate to processes of writing and reading.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Eight one-hour seminars, on a weekly basis, with one reading week and with weeks at the end of the semester for students to work independently on their writing.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- An awareness of writing and publishing contexts, opportunities and audiences in the wider world (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.1).
- Artistic engagement and ability to articulate complex ideas in oral and written forms. (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2).
- Ability to connect creative and critical ideas between and among forms, techniques and types of creative and critical praxis. (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
- Awareness of how different social and cultural contexts affect the nature of language and meaning (English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
- Reflective practitioner skills, including awareness of the practice of others in collaborative learning (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.2).
- The ability to synthesize information from various sources, choosing and applying appropriate concepts and methods (English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
- Ability to formulate and solve problems, anticipate and accommodate change, and work within contexts of ambiguity, uncertainty and unfamiliarity (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
- Ability to engage in processes of drafting and redrafting texts to achieve clarity of expression and an appropriate style. (English Benchmark Statement 3.3; NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2).
- Ability to gather information, analyse, interpret and discuss different viewpoints (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
- Information technology (IT) skills broadly understood and the ability to access, work with and evaluate electronic resources (NAWE Creative Writing Benchmark Statement 3.2; English Benchmark Statement 3.3).
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- Q3AJ: Diploma Creative Writing (English) year 1 (DIP/CWE)
- Q3AK: MA Creative Writing (English) year 1 (MA/CWE)
- Q2W9: MArts English Literature with Creative Writing year 4 (MARTS/ELCW)