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Where will this course lead?

This is an enjoyable and varied course for all levels of writers. It will cover all aspects of creative writing, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

What will I study?

Homework is set each week and is optional, however your learning will be enhanced by doing so. 

Students are encouraged to read their work out in the class, but only if they feel confident enough to do so and nobody is under any pressure to do anything they're not comfortable with. 

You will learn by practical and creative written exercises, group discussion and by constructive feedback from the class and tutor. 

All sessions take place in a friendly, positive atmosphere where everyone is allowed to work at their own pace. 

Over each course we shall look at n many aspects and genres of creative writing. 

At various points we shall look at how to write fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, detective stories, short stories, longer fiction, magazine articles and on-line content, amomgst others and also at the techniques that will help you craft your writing and make it more publishable. 

How will this course be delivered?

Classroom based, 10 x 2 hour sessions per term. 

What qualifications will I get?

This is a non-certificated, personal development course.

How will I be assessed?

This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student. 

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 - option 2 or e-mail Community@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be 19+ 

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

Bring a paper and pen, or a laptop or other device to each class as we write during the class. 

There is homework most weeks, which is a good idea to do as it gives the tutor chance to assess and advise on your work, but it is not compulsory. 

Come open minded and be prepared to be challenged as a writer. 

Many past students have used what they've learnt during the course to go on and become published writers and students are encouraged to follow this pathway if they so choose and is what they want to achieve ultimately as a writer.

What can I do after this course?

Study for an MA in creative writing at university. 

Study and develop your writing skills further in groups or other courses. 

Become a published author. 

Work as a freelance writer, writing content for a variety of clients in many media. 

Work as a freelance editor. 

Become a screenplay writer, or playwright. 

Become a performance poet.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

28/09/2022

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£140 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

PICLA094E001A

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

18/01/2023

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£140 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

PICLA094E001W

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

19/04/2023

Day

Wednesday

Time

19:00-21:00

Course Fee

£112 (for 8 weeks)

Course Code

PICLA094E001S

Study Mode

Part Time

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.