United Kingdom

University of Cumbria

Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, United Kingdom

University of Cumbria

Creative Writing

Choose this programme to study Creative Writing within the vibrant creative community of the Institute of the Arts in Carlisle. You will get a firm foundation in the craft of writing fiction, creative non‐fiction, script and poetry with the option to write in your favourite genre whether that's sci‐fic, fantasy or crime. In addition you will develop skills in digital and new media preparing you for the expanding job market in this area. Through creating a blog, web content and a student magazine you will learn valuable skills of editing and publishing and will be able to try out your own growing creative non‐fiction work in a range of media. We will encourage you to contribute to external publications such as the Words by the Water publication Watermark. In our beautiful location at Brampton Road you will be studying in a dedicated Arts Institute within a vibrant creative environment. This means you will have access to the cultural productions of film making, wildlife and media, theatre, art and photography and we expect that this will fire your imagination to create unique interdisciplinary work. You will want the best advantage when you graduate and whether that's free‐lance writing, working in publishing or writing content for online media we equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter the job market. As well as learning facts about the publishing industry we give you opportunity to further your employability skills in real world meaningful contexts by making a student production or magazine, contributing to Words by the Water and other literary and cultural festivals such as Bordelines and the Kendal Mountain Festival. You might even find yourself helping Art and Theatre students write their programmes or marketing. On successful completion of the course you will leave us equipped to compete in whatever career you choose.

  • Qualification
    Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Carlisle - Brampton Road,Carlisle
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500