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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
N/A
Start Date
27/01/2020
Start Time
6:30pm
Duration
8 Weeks
End Date
23/03/2020

Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

This 8 week course will explore starting points and finding inspiration as part of your journey towards making your writing lively and engaging.

You will learn the key elements of fiction writing, particularly in relation to short stories, including structure, characterisation, dialogue, point of view, narrative voice, style, and how to develop, sustain and end a story. Depending on the particular interests of students on the course, we may also look specifically at novel writing, experimental writing, playwriting and scriptwriting. You will also be given guidance to help you continue to develop your practice as a writer, how to revise and edit your own work, and how to attract the attention of publishers; as well as self-publishing digitally.

You will learn the key elements of fiction writing, particularly in relation to short stories, including:

- Structure
- Characterisation
- Dialogue
- Point of view
- Narrative voice
- Style
- How to develop, sustain and end a story

Depending on the particular interests of students on the course, we may also look specifically at novel writing, experimental writing, playwriting and scriptwriting. You will also be given guidance to help you continue to develop your practice as a writer, how to revise and edit your own work, and how to attract the attention of publishers; as well as self-publishing digitally.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English equivalent to GCSE at Grade C.

After Your Course

Creative writing skills can be applied to a very wide range of career paths, ranging from Digital Media and Publishing to Business and Marketing.

Fees

£128.00

Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is not funded by the government and is full cost. As such, the course is the price stated for all students. If you are paying for your course, there may be the option to pay by instalments if the course fees are over £200 and the course duration is 15 weeks or more. Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.

Join us at our next

Summer Guidance Day

22 August 2019 10:00-16:00