At Brighton, we encourage writing that helps readers and writers to understand, shape and connect with the world beyond the classroom. Working with professional writers, you will develop your skills to produce and share stories in a variety of genres. Through creative workshops, you will partner with supportive lecturers and interdisciplinary postgraduate groups to develop advanced theories and practices that relate to the creative writing process. Both people with and without experience of creative writing should consider applying for this course, which aims to prepare you for a career as a freelancer or portfolio worker. We have fantastic links with local publishers, writers and creative companies and offer a unique salon series where industry experts offer practical advice and insights. In semester two, you will apply your writing and creative practice in a workplace scenario, while being encouraged to work on your own interests and passions. If you want to share your work, you have the opportunity to do so through our established student-led anthologies and open mic nights, which form part of Brighton's thriving creative scene.
Core modules: Practising Rhetoric; Narrative: The art and design of storytelling; Communities of Practice; The Process of Publishing; Dissertation. Option modules: Prose Fiction; Poetry Theory and Practice; Auto/Biographical Narrative; Cultures of Multimedia Authoring and Web Design; Writing for Academic Publication.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide. An upper second-class undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant arts and humanities discipline or professional experience in a relevant field. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements will be asked to provide written evidence of their creative and reflective skills. IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in writing.
Fees and funding
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