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Full time | University of Chichester | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Creative Writing is focussed on writing as a craft. It is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop their writing, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry, creative non-fiction (biography, autobiography, memoir, travel), film scripts or drama for the stage or radio. You may want to work on one project such as a novel, throughout the course. Or you may wish to explore different genres. The course allows for both options.

Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice. However, the MA is not a literary critical MA: the approach to reading is one of looking at the craft of writing.

In the intensive MA workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level. We believe in creating a community of writers who can support and learn from one another.

All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Assessment is by a portfolio of creative work with a short accompanying commentary, comprising 6000 words for each module.

Modules

The Writing Studio enables writers to experiment in any genre prose, poetry or drama, while exploring key features of those genres. This first module also serves as induction to the MA and to the distinctive methods of the 'Chichester workshop'.

Creative Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a First Class or Upper Second-Class bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Students with a Lower Second Class bachelor’s degree, or with qualifications in non-related disciplines, will be considered on a case by case basis.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more

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