Module 2: Dramatic Ideas This module will introduce you to technical aspects of the crafts of stage and screen as a basis for an exploration of writing for performance.These workshops will be led by teachers experienced in the acting professions and you will have the opportunity to develop your writing skills in the context of the various levels of creative production within the performing industries.
The specialism Creative Writing will be delivered in the timetable of Arts subject Group Five, and, therefore, may not be studied together with the subjects Sociological and Political Studies, Information Technology, Welsh or Láann an Aistriúcháin.
This first module establishes the general pattern of subsequent classes whereby, in the company of your creative peers, you will be encouraged to develop your own creative practice while also developing your knowledge of historical and contemporary literary forms, in this case fiction in its various manifestations.
Module 2: Exploring Nonfiction Varieties of nonfiction – from literary journalism to autobiography, and from travel writing to the personal essay – are currently very popular and lucrative areas within creative work and publishing.
This module will help you explore the many types and techniques of literary nonfiction in terms of both the writing itself and the possibilities for publication.
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
The preferred choice of degree subjects for those doing Creative Writing may be English, Philosophy, History or Classics, but you may reasonably choose from across the broad spectrum of Arts offerings.An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.A BA with Creative Writing will benefit you in your other degree subjects, and your specialism will also make you a highly valued candidate for postgraduate programmes that focus on writing, literature and creativity.While your work for Creative Writing during third year takes precedence over a language, an exchange with a suitable university abroad for one or both semesters can help you continue to develop your language skills as you focus on your specialism.Non-language students may also avail of an exchange with an English-speaking university.Your project(s) may also be completed in conjunction with on-site professional experience in the creative fields.Study at a University Abroad Language departments require that you spend a period in a relevant country during your third year.The nature and extent of your project(s) will be agreed beforehand and coordinated by the Course Director, and you will be assigned, as part of a small workshop group, a genre-specific editor/mentor of professional standing in the writing industries who will be responsible for full editorial response to your work on a pre-established regular basis.As part of this cooperative process, your editor/mentor can impart to you their general experience of the profession, together with recommendations for your own specific career development.Creative Writing students on exchanges abroad gain their credits for the period by taking appropriate modules at their host university.You will complete your studies in your two core degree subjects and you will normally incorporate in your final projects the specialist skills and knowledge you have gained in Creative Writing over your previous three years.