BA (Hons) Professional and Creative Writing

UCAS Code: W801 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 360 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 3 years full time
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About the BA (Hons) Professional and Creative Writing programme

BA (Hons) Professional and Creative Writing is more than just a creative writing degree.

Alongside short stories and novels, you will have the opportunity to learn how to write scripts for television, film, radio, games and comics, as well as non-fiction books and articles, developing a wide-ranging skillset and portfolio.

You will focus on creative writing in professional contexts, covering how to advance writing skills with topics such as plot structure and character development, alongside tailoring writing style and format to meet the requirements of specific publications and contexts.

You will be encouraged to view yourself as a freelance writer during the programme (although this is optional). Many of your assignments are designed so that you can directly submit them to professional companies for potential publishing or production.

You will also benefit from publishing and production opportunities in-house and through our industry contacts, for example we have had students’ short stories in professional anthologies, students’ scripts produced by our FD Television Production students, and students working as scriptwriters and journalists for Estuary TV (a TV channel that’s run directly from the university). Our students have also gained internships with local and national newspapers, magazines and publishers.

You will begin the degree with a love for writing and have the potential to graduate as a professional.

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