If writing is a muscle then it needs regular workouts…
Half of our third year students choose to study the ‘Critical Practitioner’ – a three month course run in the first term of the final year (in 2016). By the end of the unit every student had produced some fantastic creative writing and a critical report about the process. Their fiction, manifestos, blog posts, editorial letters, reviews, short stories, poems and more ended up in a course publication. Students pick its name – in 2015 it was The Creative Debut, in 2016 it was Collective. The rest of the group took their photography skills further, there will be a post, soon, showcasing some of their work.
Here’s a tiny taste of the ideas that inspired the Critical Practitioner students from 90s Hip Hop to Jean Paul Sartre.
Both publications had a launch event, attended by students and their friends or family at Elephant & Castle.