Credits: 3

Schedule: 03.08.2020 - 31.08.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maurice Forget, Malachy Halpin, Heli Dahlin, John Weston

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer, I, II, III, IV, V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
- write more competently about concepts related to art, design and architecture
- implement the stages of writing from inspiration to revision and final work
- construct sentences and paragraphs that are cohesive and easy to read
- write both formal and informal texts
- document sources properly

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In this course, students develop their skills in producing texts related to art, design and architecture. Since the writing process parallels the stages of working in many of these fields of art, design and architecture, this course also goes through the stages of generating and developing ideas, exploring points of views, researching, revising, structuring and co-editing text. The course combines elements of both creative and academic or professional writing, which may include composing job applications, artist/designer statements and the like. The initial writing exercises start with a more creative approach incorporating exploration, reflection and other such techniques. As students gain confidence in writing, the course moves to address formal and academic or professional writing. In addition to the differences between formal and informal writing, the course covers formal text structure as well as cohesion and coherence. Throughout the course, students collaborate with their peers through brainstorming, sharing ideas, responding to each other’s writing, and giving feedback.

Working Life Skills: Know-how related to my own field of studies, Job seeking skills, Skills in a foreign language, Skills related to working in international environment, Information retrieval skills, Written communication skills, Team work skills, Self-Awareness, Analytical skills, Lifelong learning skills, Career planning skills, Job seeking skills, Self-confidence, and Time management

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- written assignments from the planning stage to the final version 70%

- completion of short (informal/formal) writing activities 20%

- continuous assessment of active contribution 10%

Note: 80% attendance required.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81 h (Small group instruction 24-36 h + guided independent work 45-57 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided by the teacher and the students

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is strongly recommended for students who have already gained some knowledge in their field of study. Thus, it is recommended for second year and older students.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course only fulfills the university foreign language requirement for written skills (w). This course replaces LCA-1010 Writing Inspirations.

Please note that the course will be organised if a minimum of 10 people register for it.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, this course is expected to be delivered online.


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