Creative Writing 3 A: Retrospect & Prospect

Creative Writing 3 A: Retrospect & Prospect

Duration: 15 months at 10hrs/week

Price: £1630

Run by: Enquiries
at OCA

0800 731 2116

Unit 1B
Redbrook Business Park
Wilthorpe Road
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 1JN

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About the Course

Retrospect & Prospect is the first of two new advanced Open courses in creative writing. Retrospect & Prospect assumes and fosters a high degree of literary ability and independence in the writers taking it. It’s designed not as a step-by-step approach with everyone progressing through exactly the same set of topics, exercises, and assignments. Instead, it provides a flexible scaffolding that will help support and develop whatever specific writing project each individual student wishes to develop. Retrospect & Prospect follows a mentoring model. This means that individual students, in discussion with their tutors, are responsible for designing the pathway they wish to plot through the course. As well as generating their own writing, students undertake an extended research project on a subject of their choice culminating in a 3,500 word essay or critical review.

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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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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