CRWT10010 The Craft of Creative Writing 1

Academic Year 2023/2024

Creative Writing I is a foundational course in creative writing. Students will be introduced to the skills, and techniques of writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Weekly lectures will introduce students to canonical and contemporary texts, with emphasis on approaches to reading as a writer. Workshops will feature writing assignments aimed to develop each student’s creative writing. Peer review, discussion and revision will ensure the practice-based character of the module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this module students will be able to:

1. Generate original compositions in both prose and poetry.
2. Provide constructive criticism to the creative writing of their peers.
3. Revise their own creative writing.
4. Begin to reflect critically on their own practice as a creative writer.
5. Demonstrate a knowledge of the rudimentary codes and conventions of a variety of genres in prose and poetry.
6. Work effectively and participate in interactive lectures and workshops.

Indicative Module Content:

This module centres upon practical work designed to develop the skills appropriate to the undergraduate study of creative writing. These skills will be focused in the following areas: the analysis and use of published writing; language and style; seminar/workshop practice; and habits of writing, self-reflection and revision. The module will investigate how writers think about what they write and the techniques they use to write most effectively in their various mediums. Workshop exercises will allow you to establish guidelines for constructive participation and encourage co-operation and self-reflection. Reading and assignments will be emailed to you each week and / or posted on Brightspace.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, and workshops (peer review.) 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Engagement in discussion or oral presentation. Examples of participation and presentation might include contributions to in-class discussions, debates or oral presentations. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Portfolio: Portfolio of creative work with a critical commentary Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Opportunities for students to peer review a range of different exemplars of other students’ work, either in class. Students also receive written and oral formative feedback.

Name Role
Simon Costello Tutor
Catherine Godlewsky Tutor
Ms Madeleine Keane Tutor
Kelly Michels Tutor
Robin Steve Tutor