These days, creative writing is becoming just as integral to to business and commerce as it is to arts and entertainment.

A career in creative writing could see you working in publishing, a literary agency, freelancing or in education — and that’s just the start. Whether you want to create prose, scripts, poetry or nonfiction, we’ll help you turn writing into a career. You’ll learn to draw inspiration from existing literature, before developing your own voice. Through a range of exciting projects, you’ll explore the whole writing process — from ideas generation and research to editing. With visits from published writers and industry professionals, you’ll be able to explore career opportunities and build contacts. When you graduate, you’ll have a strong portfolio and a professional network to kickstart your career. Writers rarely work alone, so this course will give you the opportunity to collaborate with other courses. You might write scripts with animators or filmmakers, or explore narratives with illustrators.

The structure of the Creative Writing course is designed to offer clear progression through each level.

Teaching will largely be delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops, supplemented by individual and group tutorials, presentations, and critiques.

crafting with professional writers

This course gives you the opportunity to follow your independent interests and develop projects whilst being guided and mentored by professional writers and/or editors.

This will allow you to explore, experiment, and hone your craft, nurtured by experts in your chosen field of study.

the writing workshop

At the core of the course experience will be writing workshops that provide safe environments for you to read your work in front of your lecturers and peers, to gain invaluable constructive feedback and help you to become a critically reflective writer

This is an essential part of the writing process and you will be encouraged to translate the feedback into your practice through editing and redrafting, whilst also offering generous and critical feedback to others.