London College of Creative Media

Creative and Professional Writing London College of Creative Media Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

The way we publish the written word is changing at a dramatic rate. The advancement of new technologies and multiple digital media channels are not only offering new delivery platforms for content, but new methods and speed for consumption. Demand to create and deliver engaging content to an audience who has instant access to media is at it’s highest.

The BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing degree is led by former Managing Director of Virgin Books, KT Forster and a team of industry professionals. Experts in their field, they will help you turn your creative writing into finished pitches and professional proposals ready for publication.

Whether your interests lie in writing fiction or non-fictional narrative, plays, memoirs, film and television scripts or gaming you will learn to write cross-platform whilst deepening your specific interests. By exploring different genres and styles, writing forms and techniques, you will develop a broad repertoire of writing techniques ready for the commercial writing industry.

In the 3rd year you will prepare an extended independent project of your choice allowing you to complete work ready for publication. We also offer optional modules in the business of writing and entrepreneurship, which will give you the opportunity to further develop your skills to enter the writing industries.

This degree is validated by the Open University.

Course details

Modules

LCCM's BA degree in Creative & Professional Writing is formed from a combination of core modules throughout the programme and optional modules in the final year, giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own writing interests.
Core modules include:

  • English Literature (19th Century Literature to the Present Day, the Novel and the Development of Non-Fiction)
  • The Writing Business (History and Development of the Publishing Industry)
  • Writing in Practice (from Theory to Craft and the Writer as Entrepreneur)
  • Genre Writing
  • Attitudes to English Literature and Language (Narrative Strategies)
  • Reading and Writing in the Connected Age (Electronic publishing, marketing and PR)
  • Creative Writing (Working the Text – Creative Practice)

Optional modules (YR3) include:

  • English Literature/Creative Non-Fiction
  • Creating Visual Text
  • The Business of Writing
  • Independent / Collaborative Project

Assessment method

Minimum age: 18+

UCAS Tariff 120 points

Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications to be considered (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), one of which must be English Literature or English Language.

*N.B. An Access to Higher Education course, or a BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

A level B B B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W800
Institution code L83
Campus name The Music Box
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications to be considered (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), one of which must be English Literature or English Language.

*N.B. An Access to Higher Education course, or a BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM

Additional entry requirements

Interview

In addition to the standard entry criteria for “All Undergraduate Courses”, entry on to the programme will be determined by your “Writing Examples” and interview. All candidates with the minimum entry requirements and whose portfolio demonstrates the capability to complete this programme will be offered an interview.

Direct entry into Years 2 and 3 are available for this course.
These will be subject to an interview with the Programme Leader and an identifiable route of prior study to the correct level.
For direct entry to Year 2, applicants must have at least 120 UCAS credits.
For direct entry to Year 3, applicants must have at least 240 credits.

Portfolio

Writing Examples

Please submit some examples of your original writing. We cannot accept more than 2000 words. You may also be required to complete a practical writing skills test as part of your interview.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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London College of Creative Media
The Music Box
241 Union Street
London
SE1 0LR


Clearing contact details

LCCM Clearing Team

Course contact details

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Admissions Contact

02035351080