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BA (Hons)Creative Writing and English Language

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

The course enhances the skills of every evolving writer and linguist at their own pace and in their own way, all the while showing them how their work relates to the wider realms of literary, cultural, social and political contexts. The programme seeks to move students progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, working on all genres of writing in the first year alongside introductory modules on linguistics and language study. Students are then able to specialise in Year 2 and 3. It develops the student’s own work by giving them positive critical encouragement and direction throughout. Both the Critical Writing and English Language elements of the degree allow students to work practically on their own writing but also the language of others.

In Year 2, the focus becomes more specific with the modules that look at elements of different genres such as writing for children, media writing, poetry, song and play, film and TV script, discourse analysis, language and identity. In Year 3, the modules explore the relationships between writing and the world beyond the University, looking at publishing, producing, community audiences, writing and teaching, and cognitive stylistics.

Programme structure

*Year 1 *

Fictional Writing
Poetry Now!
Scriptwriting
Creative Non-fiction
Approaches to Language Study
Understanding Language 1: Syntax and Morphology
History of the English Language
Understanding Language 2: Phonetics and Phonology or Understanding Language 3: Semantics and Pragmatics

*Year 2 *

Re-writing and Adapting

Optional modules include:
The Short Story
Fiction for Children
Composing Song Lyrics
Creating Short Screenplays
Playwriting 1
Poetry: Making It New
Author Study
Writing and the Environment
Fairy Tale Fictions
Creative Writing Project
Fiction for Children 1: in the Beginning
Fiction for Children 2: From Middle to End
Creativity and the Imagination
Myths, Dreams and Creative Writing
Horror Fiction
Professional Placement Module
Writing and Ethnicity: Special Study
Copywriting
Report and Policy Writing
Scriptwriting for Mainstream Television
Travel Writing
Life Writing and Biography
Telling True Stories
Media Writing
Speechwriting
Volunteering
Research Methods
Middle English: Texts in Context
Old English I
Analysing Discourse
Language and the Mind
Sociolinguistics
Language and Identity
Language Acquisition
Forensic Linguistics

*Year 3 *

Extended Independent Study or Extended Creative Project

Optional modules include
Creative Voice III
Playwriting 2
Creative Vigilance: Fictions and Metafictions
Non-Realist Writing
Scriptwriting: Innovating within Popular Forms
Creative Non-fiction for Children
Special Study
Writing for Display
Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
E-Writing
Script to Film
Page to Stage
Academic Writing
Poetry Project: Writing for Publication
Advanced Fictional Writing
Film Script Development
Creativity: Writing and Teaching
Creative Visions
Experimental Writing
Adapting Crime Fictions
The Writers’ Retreat
Creating an Author Collective
Business Storytelling
Writing-History-Fiction
Science Fictions and Fantasies
Writing for Radio
Old English II
The Evolution of Language
Crafted Text
Producing Written Discourse
Cognitive Stylistics
Language Death, Revival and Change
English on the Periphery?
English and the World
Language in Scotland
The History of Linguistics
Ethnography

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States