St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Creative Writing (First Novel)

During this programme students will study individually and as part of a group. At the beginning of the course, they will be allocated a personal supervisor who will oversee the development of their draft through tutorials. Group work seeks to cultivate the collaborative atmosphere and productivity of an artist's colony, through peer led workshops, meetings with experienced authors and encounter with readers. The course takes students from the exploratory phase of writing through to re-drafting, in 5 modules, across 3 semesters and a lecture series. In addition to the modules and workshops, students will be visited by working authors and industry figures, who will talk about their working practice and experiences in publishing.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree and strong sample submission are the only requirements for entry. Candidates will be selected by interview and primarily on the strength of their work.

Course modules

Modules include: reading like a writer; writing workshop 1 (voice); structure and plotting; writing workshop 2 (structure); assessment draft.

Assessment methods

Each module produces a creative element of the draft which will be assessed. In the seminar modules, students will also be assessed by presentation to the group.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,120 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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