Diploma in Creative Writing

Diploma in Creative Writing


Duration: 10 lectures

Course fee: €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments)

A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course.

Next course commencing: September 2018

Awarding body:  The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creative writing, specifically in the area of prose fiction and the short story. While it may be true that we all have stories to tell, writing and telling that story in a compelling way demands certain skills and knowledge of the craft of writing – and it will be these elements that will be studied and taught over the ten week period. The joy of writing and the passion for writing, on that other hand, can be only be encouraged and guided, but it is hoped that all students will bring their own unique experiences and perspectives on the world into the group and be enthusiastic about sharing and exploring them. In this course the practice of ‘free writing’ and the use of writing prompts will be given in the early weeks with which the writers can then use as the possible basis for their later completed work, or if students already have ideas for short pieces of fiction or extracts from longer works these too can be submitted for peer critique in the workshops. Over the ten weeks through a combination of reading material and written exercises we will look to deepen our understanding of character, setting, tone, point-of-view, structure, narrative-voice, dialogue and language.

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Available September 2018