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BA (Hons)Creative Writing and English Literature

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

Creative Writing at Winchester enhances the skills of every evolving writer at their own pace and in their own way, all the while showing them how their work relates to the wider realms of literary and cultural context. In English Literature, study is wide-ranging and includes modern and traditional literature, cultural study and critical analysis, Shakespeare and rap poetry.

The Creative Writing programme seeks to move students progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, working on all genres of writing in Year 1, and then allowing them to specialise in Year 2 and 3. It develops the students’ own work by giving them positive critical encouragement and direction throughout. This is enhanced by a workshop environment which helps students form a critical understanding of their own writing and the writing of others. The English Literature elements in the first year provide an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develop skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is done through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama.

In Year 2, the focus becomes more specific with modules that look at elements of different genres such as writing for children, media writing, poetry, song and play, film and TV script. English Literature modules involve studying of a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world.

In Year 3, the modules look increasingly at the relationships between writing and the world beyond the University – looking at publishing, producing, community audiences, writing and teaching – and a specific collection of writings, a particular theme or critical theory is considered in detail. Modules tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.

Career opportunities

Graduates become professional writers or follow careers in publishing, advertising, marketing, journalism, teaching or other professions that require advanced communication skills.

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