With a full programme of workshops and critical study, this MA provides a forum for you to work on your own writing in different genres while being supported by published practitioners. The Writers' Workshop will encourage you to develop your writing 'voice' through engagement with fellow students across a range of genre (in fiction or creative non-fiction), while the Special Study module enables you to specialise in one genre, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or screen writing.
This MA aims to give you the knowledge and confidence to enter the cultural debate and to begin to identify outlets for your own writing.
What will you study?
You will have the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in general, or specialise in a chosen genre. You will also study literary criticism and theory and will look at the professional elements of writing, such as copy-editing and how to get your work published. Assessment
Portfolios of exercises, edited and revised creative writing with evidence of extensive drafting, essays, presentations, research projects, substantial piece of creative writing of publishable standard.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Core modules -Creative Dissertation -Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing -Structure and Style -Ten Critical Challenges for Creative Writers -Writers' Workshop
"The main reason I've chosen the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University is the variety of genres you can choose from on the course. I am writing poetry, but I wanted to get involved with people who are writing other things so I could experiment with different genres and learn from them too. The MA in Creative Writing not only gives you that opportunity, but also lets you choose workshops that reflect exactly your style of writing.
"One of the most useful parts of the course is the Elements of Professional Writing module, which focuses on the practical side of being a writer. It offers advice on everything from how to stay positive to how to present your work to get it published.
"By the end of this course I believe that I will have significantly improved my writing skills and that by being in contact with other writers I will have become more confident in presenting myself as a writer (thanks to the readings, feedback and advice from both tutors and students)."
We normally expect applicants to have: a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/or a demonstrable interest in creative writing. You must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references.
Recipient: Kingston University
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