Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Writer as Professional
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Submission Portfolio  5000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Submission Portfolio  5000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate an understanding of pedagogic literature and how to teach creative writing.

Work as part of a group to share ideas and provide peer-to-peer feedback.

Understand how to develop their writing in a professional and commercial context through submitting to literary agents and demonstrate an understanding of new markets.

Identify and deploy successful strategies for pitching and presenting work to a variety of audiences.

Design a public creative-writing workshop, using good time-management, dynamic exercises, detailed feedback, and publicity skills.

Brief description

This module equips students with a variety of skills to develop their work in a professional context. It addresses strategies for presenting work in public readings and events, while offering an introduction to the role of the creative writer as teacher and workshop leader. The module also explores opportunities for publication. An invited industry professional will offer an insight into the role of the agent and publisher, while workshops will examine a variety of markets and readerships. This module ensures students develop and can articulate practical transferable skills situated in a professional context.



Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Analysing and employing the skills required to design, organise and lead workshops in the community. Working as part of a team and dividing tasks equally. Recognising their own professional development.
Co-ordinating with others Students will be required to give feedback to their peers on work produced for class.
Critical and analytical thinking Demonstrating an ability to research appropriate pedagogic and professional literature, to design a public workshop, and to write a reflective essay on their development.
Digital capability Word-processing and digital presentation tools will be required for workshop tasks and assignments, as well as digital resources for research.
Professional communication Ability to work in teams and to give feedback to the class. Ability to understand how to communicate with the public and give feedback tailored to the skill level of public workshop participants. Students will engage in class discussion with peers/tutor and with the professional visitor.
Real world sense Understanding and practising public engagement, as well as being able to situate themselves as writers in a professional environment.
Reflection Responding to the feedback of peers and to work successfully in a group. Demonstrating the ability to undertake independent research into different areas of professional writing.
Subject Specific Skills Practical proficiency in creative writing; designing appropriate exercises and engaging with the public in the assessed workshop. Ability to reflect on their professional development.


This module is at CQFW Level 7