Creative Writing at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS

Course summary

Stories are at the heart of how we communicate and understand the world. By studying Creative Writing at AUB you'll gain the skills to join the next generation of storytellers. Creative writing is becoming more and more important. Creative Writing is just as integral to arts and entertainment as it is to business and commerce. A career in creative writing could see you working in publishing, a literary agency or in education. And that’s just the start. Whether you want to create poems, film scripts or children’s fiction, we’ll help you turn writing into a career. What you will learn You’ll learn to draw inspiration from existing literature, before developing your own voice and honing your craft. Through a range of exciting projects, you’ll explore the whole writing process — from research to editing. With visits from published writers and industry professionals, you’ll explore career opportunities and build contacts, too. Writers rarely work alone, so you’ll have the chance to collaborate with other courses. You might write scripts with Animation and Film Production, or explore narratives with Illustration. When you graduate, you’ll have a strong portfolio, and a professional network to kickstart your career. The course will celebrate its exciting location within a specialist arts institution that promotes a strong maker/creator culture. It will actively engage with contemporary conversations surrounding Creative Writing as an academic and creative arts discipline through foregrounding research-led learning and teaching methodologies; dynamic curricula that embrace a diversity of thought, practices and backgrounds; and a collaborative, student-centred approach. At the heart of this course is the aim to inspire, capture and celebrate your voice through all kinds of writing and to help you develop and hone your craft; to find your place in the historical, cultural and social contexts in which you are working. By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • Relate the specialist knowledge and skills that you have developed to contemporary practice.
  • Write coherently across a broad range of forms, genre and media integrating observation, analysis, interpretation and speculation.
  • Develop and refine arguments through a continuing engagement with cultural, social, environmental, theoretical and historical contexts.
  • Provide reasoned solutions, recognising the uncertainty and limits of knowledge and use research skills with an understanding of relevant protocols.
  • Critically evaluate discourses and practices, making informed judgements using an appropriate range of sources from both within and beyond the field of Creative Writing.
  • Apply transferable skills, exercise initiative and personal responsibility.
  • Extend your academic learning as an independent, self-reflective and creative practitioner, prepared for professional environments or postgraduate study.
Studios and resources Throughout the Creative Writing course, you’ll be exposed to professional industries to gain a solid understanding of all the opportunities available to writers. Interacting with a wide range of writing-related industries will equip you with the creative and critical tools for continuing your writing beyond the course into a professional context, whether in industry or further study and research. You will hear from and network with a variety of industry professionals including publishers, agents, arts organisations, and funding bodies to gain a solid understanding of possible ways to make an income as a writer.

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).

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Additional entry requirements


If you don't have a relevant level 3 (A level equivalent) qualification in English Language or English Literature then we may request a sample of your creative writing work.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
TOEFL (iBT)80minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 200

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Writing at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS