Year Three —The final year gives you the opportunity to negotiate, develop and complete a major writing project, and culminates in the production of a substantial body of work appropriate to, and contributing with originality to, your writing platform.It will reflect your individual philosophy and career aspirations as a writer.In addition please include an example of work in progress.
Year One — The writing workshop plays a central role as a collaborative exercise to accelerate and consolidate student learning.
It will expand your critical vocabulary and develop technical skills in the drafting and editing work required of a professional writer.
Your portfolio can contain more than one genre of writing.
You might include, for example, poetry, a short music review, thoughts on a current social or political situation, a short piece of travel writing, excerpts from a blog, a short story.
Good writers are welcome everywhere; the arts and creative writing sector requires a broad set of skills.
Talented new voices with cultural awareness and critical thinking skills are also welcome in science, industry, commerce, education, research centres, journalism, editing, HR and marketing.
You will benefit from the University’s already well-developed industry, commercial and artistic links, and its strong careers advisory provision.
In addition, the knowledge and expertise of new and existing courses can provide students with opportunities to develop skillsets required by these industries.
You will be guided through a range of creative writing landscapes including writing for performance, prose writing, short fiction, art criticism, poetry, script writing, and novel writing, new media and zines.
You will be encouraged to think locally and globally about the place, purpose and reach of writing, exploring online platforms as well the potential of the festival, gallery and event space.