Fast-track your career in the world of writing. On this Creative Writing online degree, you'll be guided by experienced professionals and explore the evolving needs of the marketplace while actively engaging with our industry connections. You’ll learn to create and publish high-quality written content across a range of formats and platforms. Whether you dream of penning novels, writing for games, creating compelling digital content or producing award-winning screenplays, you’ll graduate with an assured voice – ready to make your mark. You will: Experiment and take risks to nurture your own critically informed creative spark Develop and enhance your craft, learning how to connect with a vast range of audiences Prepare to join the global creative writing marketplace with specialist knowledge and an adaptable skill set responsive to change Have the chance to work on live briefs in creative teams, reflecting industry practice
Across this part-time online course you'll begin to develop your writing practise and your reflective and analytical skills both as an individual and as part of a team. You'll experiment with a wealth of forms and prompts, gain an awareness of the context of the creative industries, learn the art of reading as a writer and examine the elements and concepts that mediate, influence and challenge your place as a creator. Stage one You'll begin to develop your writing practice and your reflective and analytical skills both as an individual and as part of a team. You'll experiment with a wealth of forms and prompts, gain an awareness of the context of the creative industries, learn the art of reading as a writer and examine the elements and concepts that mediate, influence and challenge your place as a creator. Modules: Dreaming Up Worlds: Imagination, Character and World-Building True Stories: Creative Non-Fiction and Life-Writing Post-Digital Writing: Idea, Concept, Platform Society and Identity Stage two You'll push the boundaries of your discipline to extend and enhance your writing, entrepreneurial and critical skills. You'll work in teams to create and publish innovative content, while exploring and analysing audience reception. You'll also have the opportunity to develop your writing and analytical skills across different genres and forms. Modules Writing for Screen Media: Games, Film, TV Bound by None: Place and Adventure Writing for Performance: Poetry, Theatre, Comedy Collaborative Project Stage three You’ll continue to strengthen your industry presence as a writer and be encouraged to submit your work to active calls for submission. You’ll also hone your own voice further with a deep-dive into a genre of your choosing – developing a critical and market-based understanding of its intricacies. All this will culminate in your final project, where you’ll be supported by your supervisor to produce a substantial creative piece in a specific form and genre. You'll take a more entrepreneurial approach to your practice and establish your public persona as a 21st-century writer Modules The Hybrid Genres and Disruptive Fictions Masterpiece: Individual Project Publishing Lab: Entrepreneurial Practice 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.
The BA(Hons) Creative Writing online employs a range of assessments and strategies throughout the course, including formative and summative assesments. Formative assessment in the form of continuous written and/or verbal feedback takes place across the module through your participation in the different learning activities and webinars, and by exchanging peer feedback on ideas and work in progress. This kind of assessment supports you to develop your writing, critical and reflective skills and to keep up to date with your course work. Summative assessment takes place on each module, usually at mid-points and at the end of the module. Activities across each module will help you prepare for these assessments. Assessment types include portfolios, reviews, pitches, presentations, reflective journals, case studies, competition analysis, documentation of projects and the final project, which is the major project of the end of your course. At the end of the module you'll receive written feedback and a mark for each assignment via an online feedback system within three weeks of the deadline. You'll be able to check in with your online tutor to discuss your progress and ask any questions you have about your course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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/
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