Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Writer as Practitioner 2
Academic Year
Semester 3 (Dissertation)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Creative portfolio  (15,000 words or the equivalent in pages of graphic narrative script or pages of poetry)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Creative portfolio  (15,000 words or the equivalent in pages of graphic narrative script or pages of poetry)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Generate ambitious ideas and select projects that are viable and suited to the context of a specified brief.

Use their knowledge and skills from across the taught programme to identify and resolve technical and aesthetic problems.

Engage effectively with formative feedback towards the development of their creative work.

Produce originally conceived and highly-effective written work.

Brief description

This module constitutes the ‘dissertation’ component of the MA in Creative Writing programme. It offers participants the opportunity to build on the work undertaken during Writer as Practitioner 1 by allowing them to develop an independent creative piece of substantial length during semester 3. It is intended to draw together the skills and approaches discussed during workshop and group sessions throughout the year, and to put these into practice in a final portfolio of work. Students will receive individual supervision during the term to support their progress and to discuss formative feedback.


This is an independent creative project aimed at allowing students to develop and bring to fruition a long piece of work. Each student will decide the form, content and approach of their work – in discussion with their supervisor and based on workshop feedback – and will be encouraged to build on ideas and techniques explored throughout the taught elements of the programme.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Written communication skills are key to the work students will do on this module. Moreover, interaction and engagement with one-to-one supervision will be essential for successful completion of this writing and research project.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be expected to improve their understanding in response to discussion with and feedback from their tutor. They will improve their approach to writing and research, developing their own performance in response to their own and their tutor’s assessments of their progress.
Information Technology Students will be required to make full use of library facilities and be proficient in conducting online/digital research.
Personal Development and Career planning Ability to identify, articulate, and deliver a long-form project, manage their time independently, collaborate with others, respond constructively to criticism and direction.
Problem solving Creative problem solving will be an integral part of tutorials. The effectiveness by which the student has solved problems is evident in the planning of and quality of the finished work.
Research skills The assessment on this module will reflect the student’s ability to read widely and to engage with literature with a critical eye as well as construct effective narratives of their own. They will have to apply this knowledge to make informed decisions about their own approaches to writing.
Subject Specific Skills Practical proficiency in the specific skills required in order to identify, plan, write and deliver a long creative project.
Team work Students will be expected to respond in constructive ways to one-to-one supervision. Informally, students may take the opportunity to continue engaging with their peers but opportunities for peer support will be student-led.


This module is at CQFW Level 7