Core Module Information
Module title: Writing for Graphic Fiction

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11109
Module leader: David Bishop
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This module introduces you to and enhances your understanding of writing for the medium of graphic fiction. You will begin by developing core skills and techniques for creating graphic fiction narratives. Frequent writing challenges will help hone your critical self-reflexivity, aided by formative masterclass feedback. Visiting speakers will discuss their processes and career paths, illustrating the range of opportunities and individual approaches that flourish in this medium. You will be encouraged to forge creative partnerships enhancing your collaborative skills. Writing graphic fiction for particular markets and building challenging audience expectations is the focus during the final weeks of this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: generate ideas for a variety of approaches to graphic fiction narrative
LO2: exercise appropriate judgement in identifying the most effective techniques for a particular graphic fiction narrative
LO3: analyse the function, limitations and possibilities of graphic fiction narratives
LO4: engage in critical self-reflection and dialogue to appraise the professional potential of your work
LO5: produce artistically ambitious and marketable short scripts for graphic fiction narratives

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Bishop
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 13 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP11109 Writing for Graphic Fiction