About the Course
The course aims to inspire and encourage you to practise independent creative writing within the genre of the short story. The course offers you a developmental and directed learning pathway, within a context of considerable choice and freedom. You will develop an understanding of the formal requirements and on-going practice of this genre by creating a body of work that demonstrates diversity and understanding.
The teaching materials contain clear instruction and outlines of expectation. The assignments are designed to help students to develop their own creative style and voice. You will have considerable flexibility as to the style and content of your assignments. You will reflect on and critically appraise your own work by writing reflective commentaries throughout the course.
You are encouraged to develop informed and appropriate critical models to engage with your own writing and the writing of others and to develop higher level skills in reading, formulating, researching, drafting, editing and presenting creative work and in responding to constructive suggestions/criticism.
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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