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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students are welcome to re-enrol; each term in the year will have a different focus.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for students who already have some experience in creative writing and feel their skills would suit a more advanced class.

The focus will be on fiction, non fiction and poetry. Anyone suitably motivated can join.

Writers will be encouraged to learn creative writing techniques, as well as how to develop and market their creative ideas.

What does this programme involve?

Students will gain confidence in their writing as they are taught:

How to use the senses, figurative language and to correct grammar and punctuation.
How to understand the structure and shape of narrative writing.
How to create believable characters, placed in a setting that is influenced by its atmosphere.
How to build fictional structures with plots designed with tension and conflict that lead to a believable and marketable ending.
How to critically analyse and revise writing assignments.
How to set up a manuscript and to create a convincing covering letter and synopsis.
How to appreciate the various poetic forms, their rhythms and rhymes.
How to utilise the current markets for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course will be taught and assessed with discussions, short writing exercises and examples of good writing.

By examining the work of successful authors and poets, attendees will be encouraged to develop their own style.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and some paper to the first class.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials necessary for the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code

WRITN1/ADV

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L938A Wildern School 5/10/2017 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 10 £140.00 £140.00 Apply now
L938B Wildern School 18/1/2018 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £126.00 £126.00 Apply now
L938C Wildern School 26/4/2018 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £126.00 £126.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.