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BA(Hons)Creative Writing

Arts University Bournemouth
United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county
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aub.ac.uk/courses/ba/creative-writing 

Overview

Language and stories are at the heart of how we, as a species, communicate and
interact – the ways by which we try and understand and experience the world – and
the BA (Hons) Creative Writing course is designed to inspire a new generation of
story-tellers. An integral part of social and cultural capital, stories are also the lifeblood
of many media and entertainment industries and, increasingly, business and
enterprise. Whether you are interested in telling your stories through the medium of
poetry, script-writing, prose or creative non-fiction, you will leave this course having
had practical experience of a variety of writing skills for different effects. The
course team believes that exposing students to a wide range of writing-related
industries, will equip you with the creative and critical tools for continuing your
writing beyond the course into a professional context, whether in industry or further
study and research.

The course will celebrate its exciting location within a specialist arts institution that
promotes a strong maker/creator culture. It will actively engage with contemporary
conversations surrounding Creative Writing as an academic and creative arts
discipline through foregrounding research-led learning and teaching methodologies;
dynamic curricula that embrace a diversity of thought, practices and backgrounds;
and a collaborative, student-centered approach. Through introducing you to the main
forms of writing and providing opportunities to pursue individual projects of personal
interest, this course aims to provide a well-rounded and inspiring start to your career.

Programme structure

YEAR 1

The Writing Life 1: A Writer’s Toolkit
Fundamentals: Fiction
Fundamentals: Scriptwriting
Fundamentals: Poetry
Fundamentals: Creative Non-Fiction

YEAR 2

The Writing Life 2: Writing Without Boundaries
Narrative

OR

Developments in Screenwriting
Crafting With Writers

YEAR 3

Writing in the Community
The Writing Life 3: Making an Income as a Writer
Final Major Project

Career opportunities

A career in creative writing could see you working in publishing, a literary agency or in education. And that’s just the start. Whether you want to create poems, film scripts or children’s fiction, we’ll help you turn writing into a career.

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