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Creative Writing & Cultural Studies

Course Code(s):  5M0528
QQI Award Code:  5M0528 Media Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0528
QQI Award Code 5M0528 Media Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for students with an interest in all aspects of creative writing. Students will read a wide range of literature appropriate to all modules on offer and there are numerous opportunities to attend theatre productions, films, media events and other cultural events throughout the year.

This course provides an extensive introduction to a wide range of creative writing, media, literature and culture. Participants will produce writing for fiction, for scripts (theatre, television, radio, film) and for journalism. They will examine characterisation, structure, plot, setting, language as well as develop skills in editing and presentation. They will develop skills of analysis in response to media, literature, and cultural issues, as well as learning practical skills of desktop publishing and word processing.

What will you Study?

Writing for Novel and Short Story
Writing for Theatre
Writing for Television, Radio and Film
Writing for Journalism
English Literature
Media Analysis 5N1298
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Work Placement
Information Technology
Communications 5N0690
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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Classic Arts, Languages and Culture
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