Have you always wanted to write a book?
Would you love to write scripts, work in journalism or finish your novel?
On this course you will learn how to write professional stories and novels; non-fiction articles, books and marketing copy; film, radio, television, comic and game scripts.
If you wish, you can start working as a freelance writer during the degree, with assignments tailored to submitting to publishers and literary agents. There will be internal opportunities to have your fiction published and your scripts produced, as well as chances to gain writing internships. Previous graduates have also gone on to attain publishing and production deals, to work full/part-time as writers, or to become creative writing and English teachers.
In short, with this course you can write, get published and graduate.
Applicants require 80 UCAS points. This equates to MMP or above at BTEC National Diploma, CCD at A-Level, or Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media). Also, a minimum of grade 4 (A to C GCSE or Level 2) in English and a satisfactory two-page sample of creative or non-fiction writing.
Alternatively, applicants may evidence their capability through the satisfactory completion of an essay task, set at interview.
Students will need to attend university two days a week. They will also need time for self-directed study and assessment completion, which can be done at home or at university to suit individuals’ commitments and preferences.
In many larger universities, lectures to hundreds of students are a common delivery method, however our format is a lecture-seminar hybrid where you will be a part of a smaller group of students, involved directly in creative and academic exercises – this is known amongst education specialists to be one of the most effective ways to learn and develop as a writer.
University Centre Grimsby student Ted Stanley says, “I really enjoyed the first year of the writing degree, working with a great crowd of creative people. The complementary modules are well structured and delivered with infectious enthusiasm by professional tutors who are able to draw on their comprehensive understanding of the subject and experience as professional writers. The assignments challenge you to apply the skills and knowledge, and together with the incisive and informative feedback from tutors, form an important part of the learning process, encouraging continual improvement. The course was promoted as being suitable for anyone interested in making a career from writing. The results speak for themselves: coursework I completed on year one has already won awards and been published.” – Ted Stanley
Hammond House Publishing say: “There are over eighty universities in the UK offering degrees in creative writing. I wonder how many can claim that their current undergraduates have featured in prestigious literary competitions, international film festivals, leading magazines and have 17 undergraduates become published authors in one year alone. If you’re serious about becoming a professional writer, find out about the Professional and Creative Writing degree at University Centre Grimsby.”