On this course, you’ll be encouraged to further develop your writing skills in a variety of genres.
You will consider the importance of originality, both in your work and that of other published authors.
This is a follow on from our beginners’ course, or it can be taken independently if you have attended a course elsewhere.
Throughout the course you’ll be offered advice and feedback on your work.
This will help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment.
You will also learn how to prepare work for submission for competitions and publication.
Sessions will consider the contemporary marketplace, what appeals to the modern audience, and how classic works transcend through time.
During this course you will:
- explore the boundaries of your writing by looking at the darker edges of society, politics and human nature
- learn about popular fairy tale themes and their contemporary appeal
- mix fact with fiction, and understand the importance of detailed research
- consider the visual in your writing and the creative portrayal of place
- create three-dimensional characters that help the reader suspend disbelief.
What will you gain?
By the end of the course you’ll have explored a range of writing disciplines at a deeper level, and have information on how to progress your writing for both personal and professional development.
Entry requirement: Completion of a beginners course (either at NTU or elsewhere) is required.
Where you'll learn: You will be studying creative writing in a UNESCO City of Literature, and be based in the School of Arts and Humanities on the City Campus.
You will find modern teaching spaces and quiet study environments to develop your ideas and writing.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor profile: Tina Jay is an award winning playwright, having won both the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing for her play ‘Walking’ and the International Student Playscript Competition (judged by Sir Ayckbourn) for ‘Rotten Apples’.
Her plays have been performed in London, at venues including Tristan Bates, The Park Theatre, Lost Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Barons Court, Rich Mix, and The Royal Exchange in Manchester.
Her play HELD was performed in London in 2017, starring Jack Brett Anderson (Wolfblood, Genius: Picasso). He also directed her new play SYNDROME which completed a two week run at Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s West End in February 2020, described as a ‘Masterpiece’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’, receiving 5 star reviews and 2 Offie Nominations.
Tina has taught creative writing in a variety of disciplines, and has an MA in TV Scriptwriting (with Distinction). She is currently working on a number of new TV, Film and Theatre projects.
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20 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 15
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20 hours (6:00pm to 8:30pm)
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