ENG-10046 - Writing for Other Platforms
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The module aims to help students classify and analyse the range of non-traditional platforms for the delivery of creative texts, and to raise ideas about how these might be used for their own creative practice. Whilst primarily focused on existing digital platforms, primarily in social media and internet forms, it also considers such platforms as installations, projections and discrete non-textual media delivery systems for creative writing. Through an understanding of the forms and features of such 'alternative texts', the students will produce creative work of their own which uses such platforms.

Intended Learning Outcomes

analyse and understand the features of non-traditional publishing/dissemination platforms: 1,2,3
connect their understanding of creative writing to digital and related forms of writing: 1,2,3
produce creative texts which exploit and are enhanced by alternative writing platforms: 2
gain experience of using one or more digital platform(s) for creative purposes: 2
analyse and critique existing uses of alternative writing platforms in their work and the work of others: 1,3

Study hours

Lectures: 6 hours
Seminars: 6 hours
Knowledge Exchange Sessions: 6 hours
Open Advice Sessions: 5 hours
Peer Workshops: 12 hours
1-1 Feedback: 1 hour
Individual Study: 72 hours
Workshop/Assessment Prep: 42 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Presentation weighted 10%
An Analysis of Creative Platform Use
A 2-3 slide presentation on the VLE identifying, analysing and critiquing an existing example of poetry, fiction or script enhanced by the platform on which it resides.

2: Portfolio weighted 65%
A Piece of Digital or Other Work
A piece of original creative work (Poetry - 3-5 poems, Prose 500-1000 words; Script 2-3 mins) written for, and presented on, a digital platform.

3: Commentary weighted 25%
A Reflective Commentary on the Creative Work
A 1000-word Commentary on the creative assessment, reflecting on and analysing the process.