The dissertation module is your opportunity to develop an individual project that will lead to a fully-realised piece of creative work. You will be supervised by a specialist in your chosen area of interest.
The creative work may be several pieces of short fiction, a radio play, a coherent collection of flash fiction, prose poetry, poetry, an extended personal essay/memoir/autofiction, or a continuous extract from a proposed novel or other book-length work.
Generate the idea for a piece of creative work in your chosen form
Propose an independent reading plan
Draft no more than 5,000 words for initial tutor review
Take your creative project to fulfilment and present the finished work to a high standard - as appropriate for your chosen form (eg correctly formatted script)
Demonstrate your knowledge of relevant form, technique, and process by writing a 3,000 word reflective essay, including a full bibliography
You will receive informal, verbal feedback during regular dissertation meetings with your supervisor. This will include suggestions for reading and research as well as feedback on the development of your creative project.