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The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text.
Taught by experienced writers of major profile, this course provides teaching on a range of genres including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.
Your studies will connect with the unique literary culture of Wales, home to one of the oldest bardic traditions in Europe.
WHY CREATIVE WRITING AT SWANSEA?
As part of a vibrant Swansea community of writers and artists, you will have the chance to forge personal links with National Theatre Wales and open-mic events at venues such as the Dylan Thomas Centre and Howl. There is also scope for work experience with local publishers.
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
YOUR CREATIVE WRITING EXPERIENCE
You will study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit creative writing dissertation in the second part of the course.
Varied modules include long fiction, writing radio drama, screenwriting, James Joyce and literary theory, global media and comparative journalism.
Drama writing is a particular teaching strength, and contains the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.
You have the chance to write for online journal The Swansea Review, student-run online journal The Siren, and The Waterfront student newspaper.
On the annual Writers’ Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre, you can meet with editors, agents, publishers and writers, to discuss the finer details of publication and the craft of writing.
You will also benefit from guest visits by figures from the world of arts and publishing and free membership of Literature Wales, the national literature promotion agency.
CREATIVE WRITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As well as significantly improving your writing skills, you should develop oral communication skills by learning to present your ideas in a range of formats.
Graduates from this course enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising.