Realise your potential as a creative, professional writer in a climate of constructive challenge and personalised support, all set against the inspirational Cornish landscape. Our course is focused on the individual learner and our unique adaptivity when it comes to allowing you to develop the skills essential to crafting your personalised career. We prioritise the development of practical and relevant skills for the modern writer, seeking to build on a confident appreciation of a writer’s craft as you progress towards developing your individual writing style. This course is designed to support your evolution as a writer with an ongoing program of independent projects intended to help you find your voice in a competitive discipline. Throughout the three years you will be working with a range of professionals including experienced lecturers, respected academics, published authors, small press publishers and acclaimed poets and script writers. This course is taught by Bodmin College and awarded by Falmouth University. You will be based within the thriving community of Bodmin, in the centre of the town in the historic Shire House; the location affords you ample opportunity, not just for inspiration, but also to develop an appreciation for the important role that creative writing is afforded within the local culture. The course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, workshops with visiting authors and individual tutorials.
Focussing on writing both as an autonomous professional, and as a contributor to a range of local industries, you’ll explore a variety of relevant genres allowing you to experience popular topics and styles as a means of developing your individual voice. You’ll also study the more practical side to creative writing, including its applications within a real-world context. Year one You will study the building blocks of creative writing including the core elements of narrative and our contemporary culture of publishing. You will be exposed to a wide range of culturally relevant literature to stimulate discussion and reflection as you begin to develop your writing technique. You will be taught through a range of lectures, workshops and tutorials. Year two In year two, you'll improve your literary skills further through the study of essential genres which allow you to experience a topical sample of the fields that make up creative writing. Here you are afforded the opportunity to shape an increasingly specialised career path. On top of developing your own traditional texts, you’ll have the chance to learn skills for media like digital, radio and voiceover, thus increasing the practical opportunities for writing in a professional capacity. Year three The final year allows you to put all you have learned to practical use as you begin the transition from study to career. You will be working on two major 40 credit modules, which are both designed to afford you the opportunity to develop positive relationships with professionals in the local writing community. Your collaborative project is an opportunity for you to develop a uniquely personal project focussed on a real-world collaboration within the Cornish writing community. You will be supported in making connections and developing a productive collaboration that allows you practical experience within the industry. The creative project allows you to create a sustained piece of work that represents the culmination of your progress as a writer; this piece you can continue with post-graduation. The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening|
|Trinity ISE||A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required|
|PTE Academic||55||A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.|
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
English language support at Falmouth
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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