Introduction to Creative Writing
Languages & Communication
What is the course about?
This course is suitable for students who are interested in gaining a basic knowledge of creative writing. This five-week programme is designed to give you an understanding of the techniques you will need to become a successful writer and allow you to practice the techniques with small groups of like-minded people.
Why should I choose the course?
If you are aged 19 or over and would like to learn how to become a competent creative writer, this course will equip you with the introductory skills you need to get started.
What will I learn?
Throughout the course you will learn basic techniques to get started with writing creatively in both prose and poetry styles.
The course has five learning outcomes that will be covered during the course. You will learn writing techniques essential for all aspiring writers and apply these to a range of different writing activities.
Suggested topics will include:
§ Sensory/descriptive writing
§ Show, don’t tell
§ Creating characters
§ Writing effective dialogue
§ Establishing character voice.
If you would like more information on the learning outcomes, please email ACLenquiries@wvr.ac.uk.
What will the course lead on to?
The course leads on to our Next Steps and Advanced courses, which will cover topics such as poetry, novel writing, and getting published.
The course will enable you to enhance your literacy and communication skills, thereby potentially increasing your employability.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.
What are the entry requirements?
To enrol on to this course you must be aged 19 or over and have an interest in the subject area. You must be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.
What are my funding options?
If you are in receipt of benefits or a low income you may be entitled to fee remission. For information on funding contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email email@example.com.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
You will be required to bring your own notebook and pens/pencils. Your course tutor will advise if further materials are required
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