HZ9101 Introduction to Creative Writing

Course Provider

School of Humanities (SoH)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate

Academic Unit



This module will enable you to study examples of imaginative and discursive writing in texts from a range of genres, while encouraging confidence in your writing practice.

*This is a single credit-bearing course from NTU Undergraduate Degree Programmes.


Course Availability

  • Date(s): 09 Aug 2021 to 03 Dec 2021

    Time: Please refer to schedule.

    Schedule: Download here

    Venue: NTU Main Campus

    Registration Closing Date: 30 Jun 2021

You will learn the value of critical and creative reading, explore the various forms creative writing takes, such as fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting. The module will help to develop a basic awareness of literary and linguistic concepts relevant to the production of coherent, well-structured writing, and foster abilities in original composition, drafting and editing. The overall aim of the module is to enhance the impact of your writing on readers and audiences.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine a range of exemplary published texts from a writerly point of view.
  2. Apply the knowledge acquired in the drafting and revision of your own compositions.
  3. Provide constructive feedback on peer-produced workshop drafts.
  4. Communicate effectively through the overall structure and sentence-level organisation of written texts in the target genres.
This foundational course introduces students to the major literary genres of poetry, fiction and drama and to the literary techniques essential to success in these genres (including imagery, voice, dialogue, characterisation, and narration) as well as to the processes which drive creative productivity. Students will complete original assignments in each of these major genres while learning the procedure for work-shopping each other's products and the benefits of constructive criticism and revision.
Anyone who uses writing in a creative way in the workplace. Primarly those hoping to produce Novels, Plays, or poetry - but also advertising, journalism, media development, education, arts management, human relations, business - any sector where writing skills and creative approach to writing are applicable.

Standard Course Fee: S$3,113.70


Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes  
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$934.11
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)  S$352.11
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$352.11


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable. Click here for more information.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.
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