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Course summary

Experiment with all forms of writing to develop your writing voice. On this Creative Writing degree, you’ll explore non-fiction, poetry, fiction, children’s literature and writing for digital games – learning to draft, edit and pitch your creations. By working on literary, community and industry-engaged projects, a final portfolio and an online profile, you’ll also develop industry-level confidence and outstanding creative work. Join this course and you’ll flourish as a writer, surrounded by inspirational staff and beautiful natural spaces. You will: Produce illustrated anthologies, organise mini-festivals or work with a business as part of a collaborative project Attend our guest lecture series, where you’ll have the chance to build contacts within all facets of the literary world Have the opportunity to attend and participate in literary events such as Falmouth Book Festival and the North Cornwall Book Festival Take inspiration from The Lighthouse – the glorious workspace at the heart of our community – which hosts everything from skills and craft workshops to board game sessions, literary quizzes and poetry readings Use the stunning natural surroundings as inspiration for the writing process Contribute to a vibrant, thriving writing community through FalWriting, our student-led online magazine, or by reading your work at our literary evenings


This Creative Writing degree seeks to capture and analyse the most vital contemporary writing (across all formats and media) within the context of a rich literary, historical and theoretical past. You'll learn, debate and create literary work under the guidance of industry professionals, whether in The Lighthouse, our state-of-the-art campus facilities, or any of our immediate and beautiful natural spaces. By customising your learning journey you will fully maximise your creative potential. Find your writing voice and focus on your strengths. Make personal connections with industry and community partners through collaborative projects, which will springboard your professional journey from university to your desired industry. Year one The first year of the degree gives you a grounding in the basics of creative writing, english literature and publishing – all key areas for aspiring writers to be familiar with. But along with the introduction you need, this Creative Writing BA also challenges and breaks the norms of most creative writing degrees with modules like Exploding the Canon: Writing Then and Now and Breaking the Rules: Remix and Writing Back. Each week, you'll have a mix of lectures, workshops and tutorials. Modules Writing: Craft and Contexts Breaking the Rules: Remix and Writing Back Exploding the Canon: Writing Then & Now Literatures of Revolution Publishing Cultures Publishing Studio: Technologizing the Word Year two Your second year is all about narrowing down to your specialisation, building on two core modules on working as a writer and a collaborative project. You’ll then be able to branch out into different creative writing types to hone your skills in your optional modules. Your core modules will explore how to plan a project, pitch it and creating your professional writing profile, alongside delivering a dynamic collaborative project with your peers. The optional modules in year two will give you the opportunity to grow your writing abilities in different specialisms including: writing for games, screenwriting, poetry, creative non-fiction and writing for radio or theatre. You’ll then hone your creative, analytical, critiquing and writing skills and learn how to research, plan, pitch and build a professional profile. Modules Writing Project: Making Your Voice Heard Collaborative Project Optional modules Screenwriting Poetry Games Satire & Scandal Fiction Creative Non-Fiction Radio & Theatre Magic and the Impossible Year three Harnessing the knowledge and skills you’ve honed throughout your degree, in your final year you’ll work on a dissertation and portfolio, allowing you to create a critical and sustained piece of work. For these projects, you’ll have weekly tutorials with your supervisor, giving you a close focus on your own writing. You’ll work on live briefs that cover a range of post digital writing, preparing you for working as a writer after graduation. You’ll also choose from optional modules during the year, and you’ll study a module in experimentation and adaptation.  Modules Portfolio Experiment and Adaption Post-Digital Content Optional modules We Have Never Been Human Crime & Dark Fiction Children & Young Adult Innovations 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.

Assessment method

100% of your assessment will be coursework. Assessment methods: Coursework and e-learning exercises. Live creative industry briefs. Final-year creative writing portfolio.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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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

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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

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