Creative Writing - Fiction and Poetry - Advanced
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Skills, Support and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road or Mint Methodist Church 25/04/18 20/06/18 Wed Various (please see below) £100 £33

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Start End Day / Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee Venue
25/04/18 20/06/18 Wednesdays 12:30 - 14:30 8 weeks £100 £33 MM
25/04/18 20/06/18 Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 8 weeks £100 £33 H
  • The daytime course runs from 12:30 til 14:30 and is based at the Mint Methodist Church (MM)
  • The evening course runs from 18:30 til 20:30 and is based at the Hele Road Centre (H)

This is an 8 week course which is aimed at those who are more confident in their writing and are looking for some guidance and further prompts to keep writing.

A set scheme of work will take you through the term touching on different subjects and ideas.

A class anthology will be completed by the end of term, and you will also be invited to enter the class Flash Fiction competition.

Class discussion and the sharing of ideas is a very good way to learn to analyse your own work and develop your ideas.

Please click here to view a compilation of work produced by the Creative Writing Advanced class during the summer term, 2014 and click here to view information about the Flash Fiction Competition held in 2014.

What topics will I study?

Each workshop will deal with a different theme or objective, and we will be concentrating on -
Characterisation and Narrative Voice
Recreation of Plot
Memories and Childhood
The Impact of Sound and Colour

We will also be looking at the impact of poetry on literature, and how narrative through poetry can sometimes produce a greater emphasis – some learners may find they are more inclined to producing poetical text rather than prose.

Learners will look at a variety of published works as examples of the above, and work towards creating their own pieces of work. This may be a re-creation of earlier work, or work produced within the workshops. Work will be produced in class and homework set will be discussed at the next session. This will help with the development of your writing.

What are the entry requirements?

None, previous experience of writing would be useful but not essential

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

You may be interested in joining writing groups, or studying literature in a more formal way such as A level.

Are there any additional costs?

None

What do our students think?

The tutor's passion for creative writing and her dedication to her students were evident in all three courses I attended. I thoroughly enjoyed all of her classes, made improvement and gained confidence as a creative writer and met many new friends as well. Without her enthusiasm, encouragement and support I would never have enrolled for an English Literature and Creative Writing degree after the advanced course ended. She is a motivational and inspirational tutor.”


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

College Prospectus

course news

Tutor, Sam Watson, was recently nominated for an Adult Learners' Week tutor award - with many of her students on the adult learning courses providing supporting statements about Sam's excellent teaching style, dedication and passion for creative writing. Congratulations to Sam, a highly deserved nomination.

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