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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Writing Project
Module Code EL535
School 67
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Darran McCann
Semester 2: Darran McCann
Autumn: Darran McCann
Module TeachersDarran McCann
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This course provides students with an opportunity to put into practice the skills they have accrued during six taught modules of the MA programme, in the form of a major original work of creative writing. During the module they will create an original long-form piece of writing in one of the major forms they have studied - a novella, a full-length play, a feature-length screenplay or a poetry collection - enabling students to develop and discover the stories they want to tell, and the voice they wish to express, in their own unique style. The emphasis is on creating a well-crafted, original piece of work that demonstrates both technical competence and individual self-expression. The process of developing a manuscript prepares students for a range of future opportunities in writing, editing, production, and various forms of employment in the marketplace of literary and creative production, as well as aiding their understanding of the craft and techniques of writing, in terms of academic studies.

Learning Outcomes

1. L01 The ability to put into practice informed knowledge of, and opinion about key strategies in writing fiction / poetry / playwriting / screenwriting. The ability to demonstrate sensitivity to language, structure and character as phenomena of narration. L02 The ability to put into practice an assured understanding of the architectures of different forms of writing, and their creative possibilities. L03 The ability to respond dynamically to detailed feedback on work-in-progress, incorporating and integrating this feedback in subsequent manuscript drafts. L04 The ability to develop a distinctive personal writing style, and implement this style across a long-form piece of original wor

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MACWMaster of Arts in Creative Writing

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