Leeds Arts University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing

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Course summary

Writing is an extremely powerful tool and a highly desirable skill sought after by many professions. On this course you will develop a striking portfolio of creative and critical writing, collaborating with visual and performing arts peers in a lively, stimulating environment. We welcome students with a passion for writing and a desire to find their voice. Surrounded by other creatives, you will push the boundaries of imagination and produce diverse output. Lectures and seminars cover contextual, historical, and cultural material. You and other students will act as fellow writers, readers, and critical friends. Writing workshops explore language building blocks and audience engagement. We have a designated writing room - a calm space to nurture contemplation and the exploration of the written word. We encourage students to write in varied environments and take trips to inspirational indoor and outside spaces. You will write abundantly, entering competitions, writing reviews, and producing content for real-world briefs. Alongside visual and performative creatives, you will explore online platforms as well as the potential of the festival, gallery, and event space. You will analyse writing for performance, prose writing, short fiction, art criticism, poetry, script writing, novel writing, new media, and zines. You are encouraged to develop cultural awareness and a reflective, self-aware, and critically analytical mind-set that will equip you to take on the writing world with a portfolio of transferable skills. By the end of this programme, you will have desirable skills as a critical reader, thinker, and producer of language.

Course details

Modules

Year One – Writing workshops play a central role as a collaborative method to accelerate and consolidate student learning. It will expand your critical vocabulary and develop technical skills in the drafting and editing work required of a professional writer. Tutorials, lectures, seminars, masterclasses, and cross-disciplinary project work also feature in year one. Year Two – You will now be developing a clear sense of your writing direction and favoured mode of production and will produce work that responds to outward facing briefs and opportunities. Tutorials, masterclasses, and collaborative project work help you to focus on technical skills, which may include the use of screenwriting, editing, and publishing software. Hands-on learning and mentoring by professional writers as well as visits, online forums, and blogs will develop and challenge your writing breadth and skills. Year Three – The final year gives you the opportunity to negotiate, develop, and complete a major writing project. This culminates in the production of a substantial body of original work, contributing to your chosen writing platform. It will reflect your individual philosophy and career aspirations as a talented new writer.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W800
Institution code:
L28
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our undergraduate minimum requirements are: - 112 UCAS points from any combination of A Levels/T Level/Extended Diploma/Foundation Diploma. One qualification should be in a relevant subject; or - BBC from three A Levels; or - A minimum of one Distinction and two Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma or a Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma or T Level in a relevant subject; or - 112 UCAS points from a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3; or - An international equivalent to 112 UCAS points in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Please see our Information by Country pages for more information. All home applicants aged under 21 must have GCSE English at Grade 4/Grade C or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. International applicants must have a minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no individual component below 5.5 (or recognised equivalent). Examples of work For BA (Hons) Creative Writing you will need: - Evidence of your writing interests in the form of samples of your work. Your work should demonstrate your developing, imaginative and creative skills. English You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability. For mature students who are unable to provide formal evidence of an appropriate standard of English, the University may request completion of its own English proficiency test. Foundation Diploma If you’re studying an accredited Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, you’ll need a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. This is collated from the Foundation Diploma plus your A level or Extended Diploma results. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 or above in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Extended Diploma You’ll need a minimum of 1 Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma in a relevant subject or an overall Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. A-levels You’ll need 112 tariff points from your A level studies, typical grades required are BBC. One qualification should be in an art and design or related subject. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Access to Higher Education You’ll need to have passed a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. A combination of pass, merit and distinction to total 112 tariff points. Scottish Higher Leeds Arts University welcomes applicants with the BTEC/Scottish Higher National Certificate (HNC). Please contact the university to confirm the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Creative Writing at Leeds Arts University - UCAS