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BA HonsCreative Writing

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

Creative Writing offers many opportunities for career development
apart from simply becoming a published author or writer. Students from
the course have gone on to successful careers in advertising,
copywriting, TV script-editing, music journalism and more. You may
even find work while you are on the course. As part of the
Bedfordshire Institute for Media, Arts and Performance, we are in a
position to offer a wide range of cross media and collaborative
opportunities to students.

During this course you will:

  • Receive creative writing guidance and industry advice directly
    from professional writers
  • Study a range of forms and techniques in the major genres of
    fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, with options to look at
    scriptwriting and innovative forms
  • Develop your own unique style and specialism
  • Benefit from working across a range of different mediums in
    collaborative projects
  • Practice your writing in a creative environment where writers
    help, encourage and inspire each other
  • Enjoy opportunities to publish your work and share it with others
    in a friendly, motivational atmosphere

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Innovative writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Performance writing
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Collaboration
  • Horror and dark fantasy

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Career management is particularly addressed from Level Two of the
course, when you will first be asked to seriously consider the
relationship between your own writing and possible market or
professional outlets. You will be encouraged to submit work for
relevant (magazine / website) publication as soon as there is
reasonable chance of success. You will keep a portfolio of your best
work (both assessed and non assessed) and include in this any feedback
from prospective publishers that you may receive. This will also
include drafts of several writing-related CVs, relevant to different
writing outlets and career-types which are open to the forms of
writing you practice.

Because Creative Writing is a diverse subject, with no single defined
career path, advice will be provided by the teaching staff in
evaluating realistic goals regarding future employment and career
prospects. Even commercially successful creative writers often spend
years earning their living by non-literary means while they develop
their profiles as writers, and the opportunity to talk to successful
commercial and non-commercial writers about their writing lives will
be provided.

Students who are not for whatever reason in a position to take up
writing as a full time career will be advised on the range of options
which the good functional literacy skills of creative writing students
open up. These are very individual decisions, and the high level of
contact with teaching staff available will allow you to come to terms
with them in line with your personalized learning development,
especially from the second half of Level Two onwards. The Centre for
Personal and Career Development and MyFuture will form elements in the
process.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

  • Professional writer (e.g. novelist or scriptwriter)
  • Teacher or lecturer
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Editing

Further study:

  • Masters by Research in Creative Writing (perhaps leading to PhD)
  • MA in Creative or Professional Writing
  • PGCE
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