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Break into Writing for a Living

Media, Faculty of Creative Industries

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

28th Feb 2018, 10 weeks

28th Feb 2018, 10 weeks

Day(s):

Wednesday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 113

Overview

The course starts with a crash course in short fiction, with an initial focus on flash fiction horror writing, mysteries and thrillers. The course then shifts to Journalism, with a focus on specialist writing and feature articles, covering topics like human interest, news background and review writing.

The third section of the course looks at professional research and interviewing skills, including social media strategies, and looks at market research techniques for self-publishing also.

The last section on web writing looks into new media trends, style and multimedia production, i.e. using slideshows, and scripting audio and video to add to text-based articles.

There is also an optional section on screenwriting; if there is enough demand for this then it could replace or supersede one of the other sections.

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

 

Additional selection requirements

None.

 

What you study

The course covers short fiction writing, journalism, research and interview skills and blogging/web writing.

 

Teaching

How the course is taught

Lectures, one-to-one feedback, group work and some home study.

 

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    28th Feb 2018, 10 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Wednesday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 113