Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Chichester · English and Creative Writing
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.

Applicants are also required to send in a portfolio of creative writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Creative Writing is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop both their writing and imaginative critical skills, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry and drama. We are interested in literary fiction in all its forms.

Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice.

In the intensive MA workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level.

All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Recent guest readers include: Jim Crace, Helen Dunmore, Michele Roberts, Vicki Feaver, Jo Shapcott, Bernard O'Donoghue, Jo Shapcott, Adam Marek, Matthew Sweeney and Robert Shearman.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
help@chi.ac.uk
Phone
+44 1243 816000