Professional Creative Writing MA in Coventry University
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Sep,Jan
Level : Postgraduate
Tuition & fees : £ 14,000 Per Year
IELTS : 6.5
TOEFL : 0
PTE : 0
About Professional Creative Writing MA in Coventry University
Learn about the professional writing opportunities you can have in the publishing, communication and media industries and how to turn your skills into a career with a Creative Writing master’s.
The MA in Professional Creative Writing enables students to develop their writing craft and hone their writing skills towards the real world needs of the publishing, communication and media industries. The course covers traditional, contemporary and emerging forms of writing, from novel writing to the graphic novel and creative nonfiction, from playwriting to writing for television, screen and multimedia, from poetry to psychogeography and eco-writing.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The MA Professional Creative Writing has been so named as to emphasise the professional aspects of creative writing: it is designed to enhance employability and focus is directed towards the development of students into professional writers.
You will have input from professional writers teaching on the course – Amanda Smyth, Alan Pollock and Mez Packer - and specialists in the publishing and media industries and the opportunity to meet and network with working writers and writing organisations. We have guest lectures and network events with Writing West Midlands.
You will be able to write across a range of contemporary and emerging forms and genres, and you will leave with a portfolio of assessed work in industry-ready format.
Placements are not normally available on the 1 year MA; however, the Employment Placement Tutor would be able to assist with related part-time and volunteering work.
Applicants to the Professional Creative Writing MA should normally possess a good honours degree (first class, 2.1 or equivalent) in a related discipline.
Candidates with professional or industry experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with other qualifications. Mature and non-traditional entry students are welcome: applicants without formal qualifications but professional writing experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material.
Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an assessment of their application.
Applications are encouraged from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of age, race, gender or disability. The applications and admissions procedure conforms to the University's policy on equal opportunities. General requirements are in line with University Policy.
English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
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