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Professional Creative Writing MA

Professional Creative Writing MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

13-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Learn about the professional writing opportunities you can have in the publishing, communication and media industries and how to turn your skills into a career with a Creative Writing master’s.

The MA in Professional Creative Writing studied either full-time or part-time enables you to develop your writing craft and hone your writing skills towards the real-world needs of the publishing, communication and media industries. The course covers traditional, contemporary and emerging forms of writing - from novel writing to the graphic novel and creative nonfiction; from playwriting to writing for television, screen and multimedia; from poetry to psychogeography and eco-writing; from crime writing to fantasy and horror.

Course information

The MA Professional Creative Writing has been so named as to emphasise the professional aspects of creative writing: it is designed to enhance employability and focus is directed towards the development of students into professional writers.

Career prospects

You will have input from professional writers teaching on the course, who include the novelist Amanda Smyth, the playwright Alan Pollock and the YA fiction writer Lauren James, along with specialists in the publishing and media industries and the opportunity to meet and network with working writers and writing organisations. We have guest lectures and network events with Writing West Midlands.

You will be able to write across a range of contemporary and emerging forms and genres, and you will leave with a portfolio of assessed work in industry-ready format.

Placements are not normally available on the 1 year MA; however, the Employment Placement Tutor would be able to assist you to apply for related part-time and volunteering work.

Modules

Emerging Writing Specialisms
Writing Genre Fiction
Writing for Stage and Screen
The Novel and Creative Non-Fiction
Working as a Professional Writer
Creative Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Professional Creative Writing MA should normally possess a good honours degree (first class, 2.2 or equivalent) in a related discipline. Candidates with professional or industry experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with other qualifications. Mature and non-traditional entry students are welcome: applicants without formal qualifications but professional writing experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material. Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an assessment of their application.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more

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