Course title:
Creative Writing - Writing Horror with Shaun Kennedy
Tutor:
Shaun Kennedy
Course ID:
C2345547
Start date:
06/10/2021
End date:
15/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 06 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 13 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 20 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 27 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 03 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 17 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 24 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 01 Dec 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 08 Dec 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 15 Dec 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Wed 06 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 13 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 20 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 27 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 03 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 24 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 01 Dec 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 08 Dec 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£64.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Pen, pencil, rubber, paper; anything else will be mentioned as the course goes on
Course aim:
This 10 session course aims to introduce students to various methodologies for writing horror stories, both short and novel-length.
Course description:
Most horror fans will find themselves desensitised to films, whether it be scares or gore. Literature however can use our imaginations against us, thoroughly immersing us in these scenes of ‘terror’ and ‘horror’. Via self-reflection and informed contemplation we will consider what still scares and disgusts us and how we can effectively present and utilise that in our own writing. In consideration of telling a story, we will examine sub-genres, observe how to create relatable and sympathetic characters, weave a smart narrative with symbolic resonance, explore the psychology behind antagonistic settings, and much more. This short course will feature lecture, discussion, examples, and exercises to guide us into writing horror stories we can be proud to scare others with!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Define ‘horror’, identify its origins, and explore its subgenres & multi-genre appeal
2. Examine psychology in horror so we may utilise our own fears to frighten others
3. Deconstruct layered protagonists and antagonists, establishing & exploiting their rules
4. Discuss ways in which language can manipulate readers and infer complex themes
5. Analyse examples throughout literature & other media with consideration to publish
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk