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Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

  • [For students starting from MT 2017 and before MT 2020: 

  • 1. 

    • (a) The course shall consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes on the subject of Creative Writing. The course is available on a part-time basis only, over a period of two years.

    • (b) The course will cover the study and practice of the craft of writing. A range of literary genres and sub-genres will be considered, and directed approaches to the analytical reading of work by other writers will be undertaken. ]

  • [For students starting from MT 2020: 

  • 1. The course will cover the study and practice of the craft of writing.

    • (a) There shall be two pathways through the course. The blended pathway shall consist of online units, lectures, seminar/workshops and tutorials, and a three-week summer residence consisting of lectures or readings, workshop/seminars and tutorials on the subject of Creative Writing. The face-to-face pathway shall consist of lectures/readings, seminar/workshops and tutorials on the subject of Creative Writing. The course is available on a part-time basis only, over a period of two years.

    • (b) A range of literary genres and sub-genres will be considered, and directed approaches to the analytical reading of work by other writers will be undertaken. ]

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Nine written assignments, each of no more than 2,000 words in length of prose, or 15 pages of drama , or 100 lines of poetry;

    • (b) Two end-of-year portfolios of written work, each of not more than 6,000 words of prose, or 30 pages of drama or 300 lines of poetry.

  • Assignments under (a) and (b) will be submitted to the examiners via the approved online submission system for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(a) - (b) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.