Shape your development as a writer on this innovative and practical course. With close relationships with media, journalism and art and design courses, a focus on the creative arts and related industries means you will work in an atmosphere of constant artistic and intellectual production and energy.
Develop your own specialism, working with experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni who present readings and seminars, and engage in cross-media, multi-media and web-based writing projects.
Get involved with our student-run Creative Writing Guild, sharing your work at ‘open mic’ readings and publishing online.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn from experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni as well as links with media, journalism and art and design courses
- Study theories of writing, poetics and manifestos alongside critical and philosophical standpoints to inform your own creative work in areas like innovative writing, scriptwriting, performance writing and creative non-fiction
- Develop your own creative specialism – we have particular expertise in horror and fantasy writing
- Gain links with the publishing industry and other writing-related industries through the professional practice element of the course
- Explore outlets for your own work including the Creative Writing Guild which runs workshops and open mic nights and publishes anthologies of student work
- Benefit from a course which opens doors to careers in addition that of full-time writer – including advertising and copywriting, TV script-editing, music journalism and teaching or postgraduate study
Contact Keith Jebb, Course Co-ordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this course.
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The course team are all practising writer-academics with active research and creative interests. You will be encouraged to find outlets for your work, meet with successful graduates of the course, and attend readings and lectures by writers across a range of genres.
The Professional Practice unit is designed to give you a practical understanding of some aspects of career development across a range of areas of writing and writing-related careers. It allows you to tie this development in to the genre or field of writing you feel is most immediately relevant to your prospects of employability or publication.
You will learn skills in the presentation and adaptation of your writing for publication, performance, online distribution; you can perform, publish and exhibit your work during the course, either individually, or as part of a group.
The course has links with a range of professionals in writing and publishing, from successful alumni who will share their experiences with you, to publishers who will give advice on getting published and on careers in publishing, including applying for internships.
You can join the Creative Writing Guild, who run workshops and ‘open mic’ nights and publish members’ work in anthologies.