University Of Chichester Creative Writing

By | 10th May 2017

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University Of Chichester Creative Writing

University Of Chichester Creative Writing BA (Hons) Creative Writing

This Creative Writing course will help you to find your voice by learning the craft of writing across a wide variety of genres. You will work with published writers and will also explore the pleasures and challenges of developing your work from a first idea to an early draft to a finished poem, story or script. You will join a lively writing culture in our department that includes regular readings by visiting writers, book launches, an annual publishing panel where you can meet and talk to agents and editors, and a chance to get your book published in our biennial Chichester Cinnamon Press competition. The department also hosts Thresholds, the International Short Story Forum.

The University of Chichester boasts one of the most experienced Creative Writing teams in the UK. You’ll work with highly qualified and experienced tutors, all of whom are practising and published poets, short story writers, novelists, dramatists and screen and TV writers.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the writing process through modules which help you develop a notebook, tap your own experience and engage with the wider world for material. You will also begin to learn the craft of Poetry, Prose and Life Writing You will also take two critical English modules to widen your knowledge of the tradition.

In year 2, you will deepen your practice of Poetry, Short fiction and Life Writing in detail. You will take modules in Radio Drama and Writing for the Stage as well as Children’s Fiction. There will also be the opportunity to take a module in Writing for TV. Once again, you will take two critical modules designed to complement your work in poetry and short fiction.

By year three, we feel you will know what you want to say and how you want to say it.

You will therefore be able to choose from a range of modules such as: Writing the Novel, Writing the Short Story, Screenwriting, Advanced Poetry, Writing for Children, Writing for the Stage, Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, YA Fiction, Flash Fiction, Digital Writing and Writing Place and Environment. While publishing is a consistent element throughout the degree, in year three there is a designated module in Publishing, Production and Performance. The Writing Placement module allows you to develop your skills in a work environment, for example by working with a community group on a writing project.

The University also has a burgeoning writing culture, from regular book launches to conferences and events with creative writers. Some renowned authors to have visited the University in recent years include:

  • Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
  • Matthew Sweeney
  • Helen Dunmore
  • Jo Shapcott
  • Sarah Hall
  • Bernardine Evaristo
  • Vicki Feaver

Entry requirements 2017 – 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with English Higher at 4.