Leeds Arts University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our BA (Hons) Creative Writing* course is innovative, challenging and critically rich. It is aimed at students who wish to build writing careers wherever effectiveness and originality in communication skills are required.
Writing is a valuable social currency and opens up doors. The course offers unique opportunities to develop a portfolio of creative and critical writing in a lively and stimulating environment. The creative possibilities of the written word are enhanced and invigorated by working collaboratively alongside new and established visual and performing arts courses.
You’ll write in the real world and be encouraged to enter competitions, write for review, write to briefs, and write alongside visual and performative creatives. You will be guided through a range of creative writing landscapes including writing for performance, prose writing, short fiction, art criticism, poetry, script writing, and novel writing, new media and zines. You will be encouraged to think locally and globally about the place, purpose and reach of writing, exploring online platforms as well the potential of the festival, gallery and event space.
You will learn to successfully employ a range of critical thinking skills that will enable you to make sound and valid judgements about the value and role of fiction and non-fiction, becoming a critical reader, thinker and producer of language. You’ll consider the role of writing as a social, cultural, historical and political meaning maker, and explore its contemporary relevance.
A positive approach to a writing life is emphasised. 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.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCAS TARIFF - 112
We’re looking for students with the best potential to succeed—irrespective of their background. That’s why we welcome a wide range of qualifications and experience.
You’ll need to show us a portfolio of relevant practical work, demonstrating your ability and enthusiasm for the course you’re applying for. We will also want to see a level 3 qualification/s in an art and design related subject.
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.
If you’re studying an accredited Foundation Diploma in Art & 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 to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass.
A LEVEL - BBC
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 to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass.
PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA - DMM
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 to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass.
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA - 45
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.
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. Portfolio of relevant work required.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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