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.
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.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
17 September 2018
Coursework and practical work
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||This must include at least one Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, such as English Language/Literature.|
|A level||BBB||This must include at least one A Level in a relevant subject, such as English Language/Literature.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||This must be in a relevant subject, such as English Language/Literature.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE course - 60 credits, including 45 at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCC||This must include at least one Scottish Higher in a relevant subject, such as English Language/Literature.. We also accept Scottish Advanced Higher's.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5 is acceptable to meet English language requirements.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||This must be in a relevant subject.|
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.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/
This course does not expect you to attend an interview or provide a portfolio. Instead we will make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application . You will be invited to an Applicant Day; these are designed exclusively for undergraduate applicants holding offers at AUB. The event will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54.0||A minimum of 51 in each component|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|