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Study guide

Creative Writing

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of International Communication Management, programme stage 3
    Choice package:
    • Choices Languages
  • Bachelor of International Graphic and Digital Media
    Choice package:
    • Electives
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits

Course sequence (VT)

There are no prerequisites for this course.
Total study time: 110,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2021 ()
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Jorissen Jan
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 5

Final competences (list)

COM/05075V1 Creates content for social media under supervision.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
COM/05085V2 Under supervision, adapts the language and image use to the objective, the tone of voice and the target group.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
COM/05095V3 Optimises the elements and structure of a text for online publication.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
COM/09119V4 Does the necessary research to express him/herself clearly and correctly in a foreign language. learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
COM/09129V5 Use the appropriate arguments to convince internal and external interlocutors.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
COM/09149V7 Use the relevant vocabulary and jargon and apply grammar and various language skills to express yourself in a foreign language.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
ICM/0704learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
ICM/0705learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
ICM/0906learning goal broadening/deepeningBS


There is not a textbook for this couse, but through snippets of presentations, self study and research, and especially through trial and error and a number of exercises, we look for answers to the following questions:

  1. What is creativity / a creative process?
  2. What tools for creative and divergent thinking can I use?
  3. What are some of the most important elements of creative writing?
  4. What is the (creative) writing process?
  5. What are the characteristics of a creative text?
  6. What are some different genres of texts and their characteristics?

Learning material (list)

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Educational organisation (list)

Face-to-face instruction
Lectures24,00 hours
Practica (seminars, labo)26,00 hours
Self-study - tasks
Assignments in study hours60,00 hours

Educational organisation (text)

The contact moments are mainly interpreted as seminars. They cover the theory, but the student is expected to regularly process theory at home in advance. He must also look for his own inspiration and examples.

Furthermore, it is mainly a question of critically assessing various examples of creative texts (in all forms) (for example those of his fellow students) and, even more, writing them yourself.
Assignments are kept in a portfolio. The student also collects inspiring examples for himself (the justification of the choice is also part of the evaluation).

Education and assessment will be organised as described on these ECTS sheets, except when measures must be taken due to a pandemic, and other education and assessment methods are used accordingly.

Assessment (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
First term out of exam periodProject continuous (Permanent evaluation)100,00portfolio with assignments
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Third term within exam periodAssignment100,00portfolio with assignments

Assessment (text)

Evaluation: on campus or online.

The evaluation consists of a portfolio with your own creative texts (some free format, some given format)