University of Derby

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2018
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GB, United Kingdom

Creative and Professional Writing

Learn the art, craft and processes of writing on this Creative and Professional Writing BA. There are endless opportunities to practice and refine your skills, including writing workshops, real projects and in-house publications. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Our students love it – in the last survey, 100% of them said they were satisfied*. Through our partnership with international publisher ROMAN Books, you will have the opportunity to develop your work for commercial sale and you’ll also be encouraged to enter competitions – our students regularly win awards for their work. You’ll hear fascinating guest lecturers from respected novelists, short story writers, poets, songwriters, scriptwriters, editors, publishers, agents and new media writers. *National Student Survey 2017. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? If you’re looking for a highly-practical creative and professional writing degree, and a supportive and encouraging environment, this course is for you. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You'll be taught in small supportive groups, using examples from contemporary and historical writing to inform your work. During writing workshops, you’ll learn how to comment on the creative processes in your own and others work. Through these workshops, as well as seminars and tutorials, you will develop your skills, creativity and confidence. Projects range from producing magazines and anthologies of student work, to developing TV and film scripts or scheduling radio production packages. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES. There are so many! Apply for professional mentoring or internships with independent publishers, literature festival planners and event organisers; write for one of our in-house publications to raise your profile and boost your experience; spend part of your second year studying in America – all these opportunities and more are there for the taking. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY By the end of this degree, you’ll have an impressive portfolio of creative and professional writing to present to prospective employers. It could take you towards roles in publishing, editing, journalism, marketing, new digital media or the broader creative and literary industries. In truth, employers across all sectors always need people who can write and communicate well.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Derby
  • 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Derby
  • 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,750