This course encourages you to see writing of all kinds in relation to wider literary, cultural and professional contexts. We want you to become the best writer you can be, whether that be creating novels, poems or scripts, feature articles and travel writing, museum exhibitions and biographies, or reports or copywriting. Whichever genre you feel most comfortable with, the most important thing is that you demonstrate a high level of technical skill, an aptitude for expressing yourself through writing, and a commitment to hard work and personal development. The programme enhances your skills as an evolving writer at your own pace and in your own way, showing you how your work relates to the wider realms of literary and cultural context. The course seeks to move you progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, working on all genres of writing in the first academic year, and then allowing you to specialise in the academic years to follow. Your work develops with the aid of positive critical encouragement and direction throughout. This is enhanced by a workshop environment which helps you form a critical understanding of your own writing and the writing of others. Guidance is given on audience (for example editor, agent or publisher) where appropriate. In the second academic year, the focus becomes more specific with modules that concentrate on elements of different genres such as writing for children, media writing, poetry, song and play, film and TV script. In the final academic year, the modules look increasingly at the relationships between writing and the world beyond the University, exploring publishing, producing, community audiences, writing and teaching.