When & Where

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Chris Redmond
  • Course Code DAC182C

What you will learn

This is a course for anyone interested in developing their writing and turning it into a performance. Working with a published poet, musician and international performer and drawing on the depth and quality of UK spoken word poetry as inspiration, from film, audio and written word, you will create work to be critiqued, workshopped and ultimately performed in an online gig. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Write your own material for performance
  • Create personal performance work that feels crafted, considered and authentically you
  • Develop a skillset for writing, editing and performance
  • Receive and apply professional feedback to your own work
  • Perform the crafted work at an online gig

Cost

  • Full fee
    £70
  • Concession fee
    £60
  • Entry requirements

    You may already be a writer/ performer but are looking to sharpen your skills You may not have performed but would like to build your confidence in order to take your work to a stage. You will have been writing for a year or more, whether that’s poetry, songwriting, story or journaling.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students.   Study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

    What you need

    Pen and paper; good internet connection and a device to join the live stream.

    Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: online via live stream. We will use Microsoft Teams as our live-stream platform. Working with a published poet, musician and international performer and drawing on the depth and quality of UK spoken word poetry as inspiration, from film, audio and written word, you will create work to be critiqued, workshopped and ultimately performed in an online gig.  In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students.