English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.111 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Skills and Training
This course runs in 2017/18.
Through creative writing, you can let your imagination journey in the company of poets and screenwriters or unravel the world through stories and drama. You will be taught how to write professionally, as well as creatively.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
In addition to studying the works of celebrated authors, or examining the way we build our world through the language we use, you will get the opportunity to develop your own narrative voice, through writing poetry, short stories and one-act plays.
The emphasis of the course is very much on contemporary literature, or on the language of the 21st century. In the creative writing part of the course, you will develop the techniques of writing for a range of different purposes: for magazines, the internet, theatre, radio, television, cinema and for children. The English part of the course will give you insights into how language works, how we make choices when writing and how other people write.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During the course you will cover a range of areas. For the creative writing component you will explore writing genres such as poetry, picture books, scriptwriting, short stories and planning a novel.
For the literature component you will cover theoretical approaches and contemporary fiction, and choose from a range of topics such as contemporary English and colonial literature, Shakespeare, post-colonial literature, contemporary American literature and African-American literature.
For the language component you will cover stylistics, language in context and discourse analysis, and choose from a range of topics such as child language acquisition, language and the media, psychological approaches to language, language and society and English in the world. You will also be able to choose topics of interest to journalists such as journalism, ethics and society, and journalism as literature.
In your final year you will also conduct a research project and produce a creative or literary/linguistic dissertation.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars or practical workshops in which you will form writing groups. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice. Contact hours vary from the first to final year; with more independent work in the final year.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 30%; coursework (both online and printed), tests, essays, creative pieces, reflective commentaries 45%; practical or project work 10%; group work 5% presentations, posters 10%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 12 contact hours, which could break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1hour session (as individuals or in small groups) five times a year, as well as individual project supervision in your final year
Medium group teaching: 7 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 4 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 28 hours each week studying and revising in your own time, including some guided study"