UK Distance Learning College - affordable courses for all  

UK DISTANCE LEARNING COLLEGE

   
Affordable Learning For All        
 

HOME

ABOUT US

CATEGORIES

A to Z

FAQ'S

CONTACT

ACCREDITATION

TERMS

Bookmark and Share


FICTION WRITING & FREELANCE JOURNALISM
 
FICTION WRITING & FREELANCE JOURNALISM
 
£385.00
 

COURSE CODE 655


 

Student Profile

 

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in journalistic writing and marketing their copy to a range of printed media.

 

Aim

 

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard journalistic articles and books, and to know how to market them.

The course enables students to study Diplomas in Fiction Writing and  Freelance Journalism as a combined study programme.

 

Study Method

 

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 

 

Assessment

 

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

 

Course Accreditation

 

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

 

Course Duration

 

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 120 hours of study to complete.

 

Pack/Course Contents

 

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

 

Studyguide

Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities

Assignments

Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback

Certification

 

Price and Payment Methods

 

Please refer to current price list

 

 

 

 

 

FREELANCE JOURNALISM - COURSE CONTENT

 

The course is divided up into 8 elements, as follows:

 

1 : Introduction

 

What can this course do for you?

Why do we need content?

How is style arrived at?

How do we know what an editor wants?

Where is analysis important?

 

2: Markets

 

·Presentation

·Keeping records

·What the editor wants

How to analyse

What the reader wants

 

3 : Content

 

·What do I write?

·Why do I need to find ideas?

·How do I save time and trouble?

When do some themes not sell?

Where is interviewing a factor?

 

4 : Style

 

·How do I write?

·Why do I need to find the right tone?

·How do I use the basics well?

When do I use structure?

Where is re-writing a factor?

 

5 : Techniques

 

What techniques will help me sell my work?

Why do I need new angles?

How do basic techniques help?

When is the "writer's dozen" valuable?

Where is self-discipline a factor?

 

6 : Practical Matters

 

What is defamation?

Why is reputation important?

How do I avoid libel?

When is copyright important?

Where are photographs a factor?

 

7: Fiction Writing

 

What do editors not want?

Why is market analysis valuable?

How do I undertake market analysis?

When is plotting useful?

Where is characterisation a factor?

 

 

8 : No Excuses – Verse, Criticism and Sports Writing

 

What is critical writing?

Why does verse usually not sell?

How do I see about income tax?

When is executive writing used?

Where are expenses a factor?

 

 

Tutor Marked Assignments

 

Final Assessment

 

 

 

 


 

FICTION WRITING - COURSE CONTENT

 

The course is divided up into 8 elements, as follows:

 

Introduction

 

Content

Style

Techniques

Marketing

 

1 – The Short Story

 

How to study and analyse it

Studying the market

Overseas markets

Writing is a business

How do I find ideas?

How do I present my manuscript?

Where do I find facts?

 

2 - The Theme

 

Choosing a theme

The basic emotion

First or third person?

Get out of the way!

Reader identification

Setting

Style

 

3 – The Plot

 

Plotting

Accuracy

The plot scheme

A twist in the tale

Finding a plot

Conflict, tension & Suspense

Balance and pace

 

4 – The Characters

 

Your chief character

Names

Can people be plots?

Characterisation

Motives

Mannerisms

Minor Characters

Hero, Heroine, Villain or Clown

How people operate

 

5 – Getting Started

 

How to start?

The plot thickens

Stuck?

Handling Transitions

How to end?

Your work plan

Rules are made to be broken

 

 

6 –Title & Dialogue

 

Choosing a title

Writing Dialogue

Grammar,  dialect and slang

Types of short story

The serial

 

7 – Practical Details

 

Copyright

The laws of defamation

Agents and “Vanity Publishers”

Keeping records

Payment

Income Tax

Expenses

Writing for radio

Writing for television

Presenting a TV drama

 

8 – Writing a Novel

 

Structure

Action, Thriller, Mystery

Science Fiction

Crime & Detective novels

Historical novels

Serious novels

Final points

 

    Tutor Marked Assignments

 

    Final Assignment

 

 

 

 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


FICTION WRITING & FREELANCE JOURNALISM
 
FICTION WRITING & FREELANCE JOURNALISM
 
 
£385.00
 

E-mail this course to a friend

Questions about this course? Contact Student Support / Course Advisors

Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 655

Enrol by post: print this postal form.

http://www.ukdistancelearningcollege.com/web/p655


Printer Friendly



More interesting courses in these categories: Journalism, Writing Courses, Gift Ideas

Click below to see our most visited categories: