About the Course
The course offers you a developmental and directed learning pathway, within a context of considerable individual choice and freedom. The teaching materials offer background theoretical and historical information, and also contain extracts from contemporary books for children, accompanied by analysis and process-description of the work. The teaching materials contain clear instruction and outlines of expectation. The exercises and assignments are designed to help you develop your own creative style and voice. You will reflect on the writing process and critically appraise your own work by writing reflective commentaries throughout the course and at the end of the course. You are expected to keep a log of your research findings. The course doesn’t cover children’s picture books, writing for comics or generic series, or children’s poetry.
You will have considerable flexibility as to the style and content of your assignments. There is no pre-set order for the courses, which are intended as a flexible resource enabling you to explore aspects of the creative process in the order which seems most appropriate. The learning experience is two-fold: the course materials offering a solid framework and the tutor/student one-to-one relationship offering structure and direction.
The OCA website contains interviews with writers, publishers and other key practitioners and professionals within the field, in which they reflect on their own practice and experience.
The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.
All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.
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