Taught course

Creative Writing and Scriptwriting

Institution
University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Good first degree or relevant experience for those over 25.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Master's degree programmes in Creative Writing have been offered by UWTSD in Lampeter since 1997 and have attracted students from a range of backgrounds and experiences – from recent graduates to mature students with a wealth of life experience. This programme is designed for committed writers who wish to complete significant pieces of work and generally broaden their experience as writers.

The MA in Creative and Scriptwriting provides the opportunity to specialise in creative writing for film, TV or theatre. The overall aim of the programme is to equip students with the ability to hone their screen, dramatic or other writing skills, with a particular understanding of commercial contexts and to develop areas of creativity at an advanced level. In all cases the emphasis is on developing the individual student's creative expression. There is no attempt to impose a house style.

The programme provides the opportunity to work with internationally recognised dramatists and screen writers as well as with writers with expertise in other genres of creative writing. The dissertation element of the programme will enable you to develop a full script, reflecting both creative and commercial imperatives, building upon exercises in dramatic writing developed through the screenwriting and workshop modules.

The MA has responded to the explosion of online publishing by supporting students in publication and promotion. The course is delivered by a mixture of professional writers and academics who prepare you for the realities of a hugely competitive market. You will learn how to prepare manuscripts, to approach publishers, and, increasingly important, to market yourself.

The School and the University support a number of reading and social events in which students are encouraged to participate. We also support the student-led design, production, publication and promotion of the well-received online journal The Lampeter Review. As a result of this activity several former students now work in publishing and we are proud of our excellent track record of student publishing success.

Indicative Modules:

  • Approaches to Creative Writing; Form, Theory and Practice
  • Writing Workshop: Research and Writing
  • The Writers World
  • Screenwriting
  • Creative Project (Dissertation)

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jeni Williams
Email
j.m.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk