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Creative Writing Level Two

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 5 October 2020
  • Course duration: Mondays 6 - 8:30 pm, eight weeks


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On this course, you’ll be encouraged to further develop your writing skills in a variety of genres.

You will consider the importance of originality, both in your work and that of other published authors.

This is a follow on from our beginners’ course, or it can be taken independently if you have attended a course elsewhere.

Throughout the course you’ll be offered advice and feedback on your work.

This will help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment.

You will also learn how to prepare work for submission for competitions and publication.

Sessions will consider the contemporary marketplace, what appeals to the modern audience, and how classic works transcend through time.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have explored a range of writing disciplines at a deeper level, and have information on how to progress your writing for both personal and professional development.

Tutor profile: Tina Jay is an award winning playwright, having won both the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing for her play ‘Walking’ and the International Student Playscript Competition (judged by Sir Ayckbourn) for ‘Rotten Apples’.

She's had a number of plays performed in London, at venues including Tristan Bates, The Park Theatre, The Lost Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Barons Court and Rich Mix, as well as at The Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Tina's play HELD was performed in 2017 for a two week run at Tristan Bates Theatre in London's West End.

Her play SYNDROME completed a two-week run at Tristan Bates Theatre in February 2020, with the production having been described as a ‘Masterpiece’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’, receiving 5 star reviews and 2 Offie Nominations.

Tina previously ran her own Drama School for over ten years, and has taught creative writing in a variety of disciplines.

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

  • explore the boundaries of your writing by looking at the darker edges of society, politics and human nature
  • learn about popular fairy tale themes and their contemporary appeal
  • mix fact with fiction, and understand the importance of detailed research
  • consider the visual in your writing and the creative portrayal of place
  • create three-dimensional characters that help the reader suspend disbelief.

Entry requirements

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirement: Completion of a beginners course (either at NTU or elsewhere) is required.

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirement: Completion of a beginners course (either at NTU or elsewhere) is required.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £300.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £300.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418