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The Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing: Fiction and Writing for Performance offers the chance to explore a range of genres and literary styles as a way of stimulating your own writing voice. The course offers the chance to experiment in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Progression for students who complete this course is provided in a number of our Creative Writing courses: the Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Non-Fiction (FHEQ Level 4), the Undergraduate Diploma in Advanced Fiction and Writing for Performance (FHEQ Level 5), the MSt in Creative Writing, MSt in Writing for Performance and the MSt in Crime and Thriller Writing (all FHEQ Level 7)

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Teaching & Assessment

Teaching

The content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught remotely using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. Your learning will be enhanced by:

  • engaging with scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participating in class activities and discussion;
  • undertaking reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • accessing resources and submitting assignments through the VLE.

Course Timeline

  • Course (Unit 1) Start Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020
  • Unit 1 submission deadline: Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • Unit 2 start date: Tuesday January 5th 2021
  • Unit 2 submission deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021
  • Unit 3 start date: Tuesday 6th April 2021
  • Unit 3 submission deadline: Friday 4th June 2021

Assessment

During the course you will assessed by a series of assignments. Further details will be provided in the course guide.

In addition to attending the taught elements of the course and submitting assignments you will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

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Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

20 Oct 2020 to 04 Jun 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

14 Sep 2020

Course fee

Home: £2,150
Overseas: £2,150

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Venue

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

2021CCR100