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Short courses and tasters

Not ready to commit to a full course or just interested in brushing up your skills in a single session?

Take a look at our calendar of short courses and one-off taster sessions to dip your toe into the waters of higher education.

Look out for details of more sessions - coming soon!

Brief Encounters:  Narrative and form in short fiction

This 20 credit Undergraduate module will examine the shorter fiction and literature of well-known and canonical authors as a means of introducing a range of authors in a digestible fashion whilst also considering the short story as a distinct literary form.  We will discuss a range of short literary material to show the contribution that such literature can make to the canon.

We will investigate the formal characteristics of the short story – plot (or its frequent absence), narrative technique, arrangement of scenes, tone, and how the structure determines the treatment of a range of contemporary ideas: time and consciousness, subjectivity, alienation, sexuality, body and gender, fantasy, imperialism and immigration.
Course Code TBC
Duration 12 weeks
Day Tuesday from WC 25 September
Time 6pm - 9pm
Cost TBC
Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Unit 1, Staffordshire Place2, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LP
For further information and guidance please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing for Academic Purposes
This Undergraduate workshop focusses on the essential components of academic writing in order to make your work clear and understandable.
Duration Half day
Day Saturday mornings
Time 10am - 1pm
Cost  Free
Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Unit 1, Staffordshire Place2, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LP
This workshop will run periodically throughout the year, please contact us for the latest workshop delivery dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading and Writing Poetry
This Undergraduate workshop will introduce you to poetry as both a reader and writer.
Duration Half day
Day Saturnday mornings
Time 10am - 1pm
Cost Free
Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Unit 1, Staffordshire Place2, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LP
This workshop will run periodically throughout the year, please contact us for the latest workshop delivery dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brief Encounters: Introduction to the short story
This Undergraduate workshop will explore the characteristics of the short story, and serve as an introduction to the undergraduate module Brief Encounters (4EN007).
Duration Half day
Day Saturday mornings
Time 10am - 1pm
Cost  Free
Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Unit 1, Staffordshire Place2, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LP
This workshop will run periodically throughout the year, please contact us for the latest workshop delivery dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft of Play Writing
This Undergraduate workshop will introduce you to some of the basics of playwriting, and will enable you to start writing your own short play.
Duration Half day
Day Saturday morning
Time 10am - 1pm
Cost  Free
Location University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Unit 1, Staffordshire Place2, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2LP
This workshop will run periodically throughout the year, please contact us for the latest workshop delivery dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This describes in outline the courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton  at University of Wolverhampton in Stafford.  These, as well as other details, are correct at the time of going to print. However courses and modules can be added or withdrawn without notice. Support offered and other details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information and list of courses currently offered, as well as campus tours, student case studies, and lots more useful information, please visit wlv.ac.uk

Semester breakdown

Semester 1: September-January

Semester 2: February-May

Summer: June-August