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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Students can progress to the Advanced Creative Writing class.

What will I be learning?

This course is suitable for beginners. The focus will be on fiction and creating short stories and writing for the stage and screen. Other areas of study may include: poetry, discussions, short writing exercises, critical analysis and revision of work.

The course will help students to understand:

• The basics of writing short stories and long form fiction;
• The structure and shape of narrative writing;
• How to create compelling characters and locations;
• How to adopt a critical and constructive approach to their work;
• How to write for mediums other than prose;
• What they can do with their finished work when the course is completed.

Why is this course for me?

Students will learn through instruction, demonstration, discussion and undertaking exercises. Students will have frequent opportunities to put into practice the skills that are shown and will be encouraged to develop their own style. Students may approach exercises and activities in a manner suitable to how they wish to develop as a writer.

What do I need to sign up?

This course is suitable for all, especially those who are new to creative writing; anyone suitably motivated can join.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Please bring pen and paper to all lessons.

No additional costs are anticipated.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code

WRITN1/BEG

Course Options

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21/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Wildern School

Session code

L938B

Day

Thu

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£144.00

24+: £144.00

22/4/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Wildern School

Session code

L938C

Day

Thu

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£144.00

24+: £144.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L938B Wildern School 21/1/2021 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £144.00 £144.00 Apply now
L938C Wildern School 22/4/2021 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £144.00 £144.00 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 some 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.