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University Centre Grimsby

Professional and Creative Writing

UCAS Code: W801

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

UCAS Tariff

80

This must include as a minimum a GCSE Grade 4,GCSE C Grade or Level 2 in English (or equivilent).

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Creative writing

Professional writing

BA (Hons) Professional and Creative Writing is more than just a creative writing degree.

Alongside short stories and novels, you will have the opportunity to learn how to write scripts for television, film, radio, games and comics, as well as non-fiction books and articles, developing a wide-ranging skillset and portfolio.

You will focus on creative writing in professional contexts, covering how to advance writing skills with topics such as plot structure and character development, alongside tailoring writing style and format to meet the requirements of specific publications and contexts.

You will be encouraged to view yourself as a freelance writer during the programme (although this is optional). Many of your assignments are designed so that you can directly submit them to professional companies for potential publishing or production.

You will also benefit from publishing and production opportunities in-house and through our industry contacts, for example we have had students’ short stories in professional anthologies, students’ scripts produced by our FD Television Production students, and students working as scriptwriters and journalists for Estuary TV (a TV channel that’s run directly from the university). Our students have also gained internships with local and national newspapers, magazines and publishers.

You will begin the degree with a love for writing and have the potential to graduate as a professional.

Modules

Level 4 – Year 1.
In your first year, you will study a range of writing specialisms.

Introduction to Prose, Introduction to Scriptwriting for Film, Introduction to Scriptwriting for Radio, Introduction to Non-Fiction, The Writer and the Reader, and Research and Observation.

Level 5 – Year 2.
In your second year, you will begin to specialise, selecting your preferred mediums. You will also study narrative techniques and genre.

Core modules: Genre, Introduction to the Study of Narrative and The Principles of Narrative. Optional modules: Prose, Scriptwriting for Film and TV, Scriptwriting for Sequential Art, Non-Fictional Specialist Writing and Game Narrative Design.

Level 6 – Year 3.
In your third year, you will specialise in your preferred medium and develop your Final Major Project, which may be, for example a novel, non-fiction book or feature film script. Alongside, there are complimentary modules to help you perfect your writing practice and break into the industry. Final Major Project, Market Research for Writers, Retrospection and Professional Practice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

HE Creative and Digital

TEF rating:

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