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London College of Creative Media

Creative and Professional Writing

UCAS Code: W800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications to be considered (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), one of which must be English Literature or English Language. *N.B. An Access to Higher Education course, or a BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications. GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Would you like to earn a living as a writer? Do you dream of being a successful novelist or spoken word performer, part on a TV, film or videogames writing team, or a top journalist or editor? Our Creative and Professional Writing course offers you, the next generation of writers, boundless opportunities for innovation in how your stories are told and enjoyed.

The way we publish the written word is changing at a dramatic rate. New technologies and digital media channels offer new ways to tell stories – and new platforms audiences can enjoy them on, whenever and wherever they want.

The BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing degree is led by editor, writer and publisher Martin Bewick and a team of professionals from across the writing industries. Experts in their fields, they will help you turn your creative ideas into industry-standard pitches and professional proposals ready for publication.

Whether your interests lie in writing fiction or non-fiction narrative, drama or gaming, or in editorial, journalism or copy-writing roles, you will learn to write across different platforms, strengthening your creative skills and exploring your personal writing interests. By examining different genres and styles, writing forms and techniques, you will develop a repertoire of practical techniques ready for the commercial writing industry.

In the third year you will prepare an extended independent project of your choice, allowing you to complete work ready for publication. We also offer optional modules in the business of writing and entrepreneurship, which will give you the opportunity to further develop your skills to promote yourself and enter the writing industries, whether that’s book publishing, screenwriting, games, spoken-word performance, or in editorial roles for top creative agencies.

This degree is validated by the Open University.

Modules

LCCM's BA degree in Creative & Professional Writing is formed from a combination of core modules throughout the programme and optional modules in the final year, giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own writing interests.
Core modules include:
- English Literature (19th Century Literature to the Present Day, the Novel and the Development of Non-Fiction)
- The Writing Business (History and Development of the Publishing Industry)
- Writing in Practice (from Theory to Craft and the Writer as Entrepreneur)
- Genre Writing
- Attitudes to English Literature and Language (Narrative Strategies)
- Reading and Writing in the Connected Age (Electronic publishing, marketing and PR)
- Creative Writing (Working the Text – Creative Practice) ///

Optional modules (YR3) include:
- English Literature/Creative Non-Fiction
- Creating Visual Text
- The Business of Writing
- Independent / Collaborative Project

Assessment methods

Minimum age: 18+.

UCAS Tariff 120 points.

Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications to be considered (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), one of which must be English Literature or English Language.

*N.B. An Access to Higher Education course, or a BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

A level B B B.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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