University of Chichester
This course is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop both their writing and imaginative critical skills, experimenting with a number of possibilities available to the contemporary writer; it is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry and drama; the department is interested in literary fiction in all its forms; in the input sessions, students read as writers, explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice; in the workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing can achieve its optimum level; all written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.
A good Honours degree in English, or in a related discipline; non-standard entry via a procedure of accredited prior learning is possible in suitable cases.
Modules include: The writing studio; sources and transformations; metaphor and the imagination; launching the manuscript; creative dissertation.
Assessment is based on assignments and a 20000-word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 1,020 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,120 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 10,620 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bishop Otter Campus||Chichester||PO19 6PE||South East|