Do you want to turn your love of writing into a professional career? Solent University’s English and creative writing degree will allow you to develop your own personal writing style while learning about the business of creative writing.
Solent University’s English and Creative Writing subject area was ranked 16th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
Solent’s English and creative writing degree programme provides students with an understanding of how various forms of creative and professional writing are planned, developed and creatively executed, as well as how creative writing theory can be married to creative writing practice.
Core areas of study include literary theory, poetry, writing and play texts. Students also have the opportunity to study a range of optional units, allowing them to delve deeper into specific subjects and focus on areas of writing that are of the most interest.
Students are encouraged to critically analyse, evaluate and interpret the means by which literature, language and creative writing can influence and reflect cultural change. As part of this, students will explore literary texts and learn the craft of writing for a range of industries, developing creative talent and laying the foundations to prepare for a career in creative writing.
Students will also have the opportunity to develop transferable skills including research, analytical, communication and team working skills.
The course has a strong focus on employability and students are supported in finding their own work placements. Students on the English and creative writing course may also have the opportunity to pitch for work experience through our in-house agency, Solent Creatives, providing opportunities to work on live briefs from real-world clients.
What does this course lead to?
You’ll develop the skills required to work in a number of communication and media-based industries. These include media production, teaching, journalism, writing, programme research, sales, copywriting, and information management.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those who would like to use their creative writing skills to work within the media or creative industries. Students have plenty of opportunities to build a portfolio of published work, so this course is a great way for those who are new to creative writing to kick-start their career.