Coventry University: Professional Creative Writing

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Art and Design
Web http://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/2018-january-may-september-pg-uk/
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Summary

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 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.

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 pyschogeography and ecowriting.

**Why choose this course?**

Innovation and internationalisation are key, with a focus on contemporary and emerging forms, such as the graphic novel, creative non-fiction, multimodal writing, eco-writing, e-publishing and writing for online video production. There will be a high level of virtual learning resources including video lectures, podcasts, virtual workshops, online writers’ groups, writers’ blogs and online peer-to-peer feedback, enabling easy global access. The course has an international outlook with texts studied coming from around the world and we have Online International Learning partners in institutions overseas: these offer the possibility of online student writing collaborations.

Two themed writers’ retreats are incorporated into the course: these are one week long field trips to coincide with significant writing up periods and may be in the UK or abroad. Current options include two of the following:

- The Horror: a winter week in the seaside town of Whitby, where Bram Stoker gave birth to Dracula.

- Romance: a spring week in the Lake District, haunt of the English Romantic poets.

- Crime: a spring or summer week in Sicily, home of the Mafia.

- Myth and the Muses: a summer week in Greece, ancestral home of Western literature.

A student may as an alternative elect to organise a DIY writers’ retreat, aligned to their own specific needs as a writer.

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