This MA offers an exciting, mixed-genre approach to writing, allowing students to hone their writing through critical creative practice. The MA combines the strengths of many programmes (Theatre Studies, Film, Creative Writing, Music Cultures), allowing students fertile ground for experimentation and the possibility to break out of old forms and traditional restrictions.
The MA in Writing offers an exciting, mixed-genre approach to writing, allowing students to hone their writing through critical creative practice. This MA combines the strengths of many programmes (Theatre Studies, Film, Creative Writing, Music Cultures) allowing students fertile ground for experimentation and the possibility to break out of old forms and traditional restrictions.
Instruction on dissemination of outputs, including an examination of the issues surrounding access to distribution channels, agents, publishing, performance contexts, and alternatives to traditional avenues, including the Internet and the future of publishing.
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
The programme runs over three semesters. Semester A and B run for 12 weeks each. Three hour classes will be held in the evenings to accommodate part-time students and those who are employed during the day. There are one to one tutorials throughout the year.
Semester A: Experience; Genre Semester B: Adaptation; Research Methods in Media Practice Semester C (Summer): Practice-based Dissertation Supervision
Semester A : Experience
Semester B: Adaptation
Semester A: Genre
Semester B: Research Methods in Media Practice
Semester C (Summer): Practice-based Dissertation Supervision
The core of the programme is the development of students writing through workshops, small seminars and tutorials, and supervision towards a practice-based dissertation. Students also take core modules in realism, adaptation, genre, and research methods. Each module is divided into a writing segment where students present and discuss their writing, and a critical segment in which essential works are given close textural readings, and elements of craft are explored through exercises and presentation. As a result, students engage in both writing and literature -- the creative and critical aspects of the MA
Assessment is done informally on an on-going basis during workshops, and formally in module outputs and the dissertation. In general, principles of assessment include the following:
Normally, we require a related first degree (2.1), in addition to an interview and submission of a writing sample. Mature applicants with a degree or equivalent experience, who may not meet the entrance criteria above, but who can demonstrate their potential as writers and a strong desire to participate in the programme, are encouraged to apply. This programme requires an excellent standard of English. If English is not your first language, we require that you demonstrate your English language skills by achieving an overall IELTS score of 7.0, including a minimum of 7.0 for the written element or an overall TOEFL score of 2627/63, with a minimum score of 5.0 TWE.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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