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Exeter College

Creative and Professional Writing

UCAS Code: 6T4S

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This exciting course will support your personal and professional development as a writer, from establishing your own voice to honing your technique and learning the skills you need to negotiate the industry and publish your work. The course will enhance your practical writing skills through engaging with a wide variety of forms and genres. You will develop the analytical skills to inform your own writing through becoming an astute and critical reader. The emphasis on work-related learning throughout the course will give you the professional skills you need to communicate effectively with employers, research and pitch for live freelance writing briefs, promote and publish your work online and understand the current commercial demands and opportunities within the writing industry. Direct contact with local employers, practising writers and industry professionals through guest lectures and workshops will help you to build a portfolio of work and launch your writing career.

The emphasis on work-related learning and employment skills throughout the course will enable you to enter a wide range of careers within the writing industry. You may be able to progress to the English and Creative Writing Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (BA Hons) at Plymouth University. Other progression routes are possible.

Students will develop transferrable skills which will support progression to employment as a writer or in other relevant settings such as teaching, broadcasting, research, education and advice roles, arts management, administration, heritage, TEFL, editing, and publishing.

Modules

Example of modules (for guidance only): Becoming a professional writer Short fiction Professional partnerships Building a portfolio Reading for writers: the self Promotion and publication The art of the novel Writing for a digital age Example of modules (for guidance only): Becoming a professional writer Short fiction Professional partnerships Building a portfolio Reading for writers: the self Promotion and publication The art of the novel Writing for a digital age.

Assessment methods

Teaching will focus on helping you to develop both the craft of writing and the practical skills you will need to gain employment in the writing industry. Modules will be delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment will be carried out in a range of forms including portfolios of original writing, presentations, reflective journals, essays and work-related projects. In focusing on employment skills and opportunities for publishing your writing, we aim to give you a full CV by the time you complete the course.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,995
per year
EU
£6,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,995
per year
Scotland
£6,995
per year
Wales
£6,995
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Exeter College

Department:

Media and Communications

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