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Creative Writing and Publishing MA

Creative Writing and Publishing MA

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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing Publishing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

Kingston University is ranked No 1 in London for journalism, publishing and public relations (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020). With very few budding writers making a living from writing alone, this course offers creative writers the chance to learn not only the craft of writing, but also current trends in publishing from world-renowned professionals. It offers the opportunity to develop a creative writing portfolio at the same time as getting to grips with how the publishing process works. You'll benefit from teaching staff who have practical experience of working in publishing and/or creative writing industries, attend a series of master classes across the disciplines and work on live projects for Kingston University Press. We have exceptional links with major publishers, such as Hachette Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury and Macmillan; and you will have the opportunity to enter your work into competitions sponsored by The Bookseller magazine and Faber and Faber. There are also opportunities to work on live projects for Kingston University Press.

What you will study

The creative writing element of this course is workshop-led and, in the second semester, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in the genre of your choice, be it poetry, drama or children's fiction. The publishing element focuses on marketing-led commercial and trade publishing, and the modules you study will help you to understand the structure of the industry and the core skills required to enter.

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught and assessed through essays, reports, presentations, briefs, research projects, and portfolios.

Modules

This module initiates you into the collaborative, creative business of commercial publishing and facilitates the development of your research, critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills. From books and magazines to apps and websites, you will explore the structure and operation of successful publishing companies, the stakeholders, tools and processes crucial to the development of profitable multi-platform products and services and the fundamental and disruptive business models used by both traditional companies and new industry-entrants.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,430

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: a second-class degree or above in a related subject; and/or a demonstrative interest in creative writing. They must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing, a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of postgraduate and research degree courses, and a cosmopolitan university experience. Students are equipped with the skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace, and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, top-class resources and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic facilities; Kingston School of Art, Faculty of...more

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