Stories are at the heart of how we communicate and understand the world. Through this course, you’ll gain the skills to join the next generation of creative storytellers.
What you'll study
On this course, 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 rewriting. When you graduate, you’ll have a strong portfolio, and a professional network to kickstart your career.
Writers rarely work alone, so you’ll have the chance to collaborate with other courses. You might write scripts with BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Film Production, or explore narratives with BA (Hons) Illustration.
You can download the full programme specification here.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
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Watch the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Creative Writing, Dr. James Cole, sharing his insight into what makes a great story.
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.
Staff On The Course
PhD English Literature and Creative Writing (UoS), MA Creative Writing (UoS), BA English Literature (UoS)
James attended the University of Southampton where he undertook a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. He consolidated his studies with a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing, also at Southampton, where he has since taught on various modules, including the Lifelong Learning programme. For the past six years, James has led workshops and held community-based residencies within the local area, hoping to foster a love for reading and writing. Following a...Full profile
What Graduates are doing
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.
The Applicant Day
We’ll use the information in your UCAS application to make a decision on your application, including your personal statement and your qualifications. If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll make an offer and invite you to attend one of our Applicant Days. These give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.
Please note: the UniStats scores are not representative of this course. They have been aggregated by UniStats from data relating to similar courses in the creative arts sector.