Creative & Professional Writing at Falmouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Fusing traditional and emerging forms of communication, our course prepares you for a career in the rapidly evolving discipline of creative & professional writing. 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. 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. You will be based within the thriving community of Bodmin; 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. As part of the course, you’ll be joining a pioneering group of writers seeking to bring professional writing to the fore in this unique setting within a dynamic Cornish community. Working closely in a unique partnership with our Digital Media Centre, we offer collaboration which reflects the diverse and ever changing modern landscape of creative writing as a discipline. Our students are makers; they learn through creating and crafting with a view to real world applications. Supported by workshops and creative seminars, you’ll be introduced to a wide variety of narrative aspects and genres. We are looking for fresh thinking contributors and we welcome applications from diverse educational backgrounds. Students with a passion for writing and literature as well as poets, dramatists, gamers and artists are at home in our dynamic, multi-disciplined degree course. This course is taught by Bodmin College and awarded by Falmouth University.

Modules

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. Modules: Core Elements of Narrative Literature as a Stepping Stone Rhetoric Building a World Experimenting with Form and Genre A Writer's Platform 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. Modules: Copy and Context Trending Texts Drama and Poetry for a Modern Audience Collaborative Digital Writing Project Creative Project 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. Modules: Creative Project Context is All Collaborative Project Literary Tourism As part of our process of continuous improvement, we routinely review course content to ensure that all our students benefit from a high-quality and rewarding academic experience. As such, there may be some changes made to your course which are not immediately reflected in the content displayed on our website. Any students affected will be informed of any changes made directly.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W892
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Bodmin College
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A 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

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Creative & Professional Writing at Falmouth University - UCAS