City, University of London

City, University of London

Creative Writing and Publishing

If you have experience of writing or working in publishing (or a related field), and would like to develop your skills further, this course is designed for you. If you are interested in producing your own creative writing, and learning how writers engage with the publishing industry and even work within it, this course will develop the skills you need. Creative Writing and Publishing MA enables you to aspire to a professional role that will match your interests and draw upon all of your talents. You will acquire knowledge and understanding through a mix of formal lectures, writing workshops, individual tutorials, group project work, seminar contributions, study visits, work attachments, project work and independent learning and research. Visiting speakers, including guest authors, agents and publishing professionals, are invited regularly to support your learning and module projects and to contextualise other knowledge and skills you'll learn on the programme. You are encouraged, through a variety of strategies, to reflect on professional practice and professional frameworks during all of your applied work.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Term 1:
Storytelling module;
Creative Writing Workshop.
In your other term one modules you will join the MA Publishers in modules called Creating and Managing Intellectual Property and Digitization and Publishing.

Term 2
You will choose from modules options including:
Professional Placement; or
Developing Creative Content module; or
Designing Interactive Media module.

To gain your MA, you will also complete a Major Project, which can focus on either creative writing, a publishing project, or an analytical study of an aspect of professional publishing practice which interests you. While working on your Major Project, you will learn in a supportive environment with feedback and advice from leading writers and industry professionals.

Assessment methods

The Creative Writing Workshop module builds on the format of our successful MAs in Creative Writing by asking you to complete short writing assignments for review by the module leader as well as by your peers. For this and the Storytelling module, you will be assessed through an individual assessment, which may include a portfolio of creative writing, a substantial piece of redrafted creative writing with an accompanying self-reflective essay or a critical academic essay or a researched book proposal.

In your other modules, you will be assessed by a range of methods including analytical essays; assessed group and individual projects; presentations with supporting research; and reflective reports on your own portfolios of writing or professional experience.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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