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Creative Writing and Publishing

Bournemouth University

12 months
Duration
15000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

The Creative Writing and Publishing course at Bournemouth University offers creative writers the opportunity to not only develop advanced writing skills, but also a solid understanding of the different ways in which writers can now engage with the publishing industry.

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Overview

As a graduate of this Creative Writing and Publishing course at Bournemouth University , you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to take your writing into the commercial marketplace in both print and digital formats.

You’ll develop creative writing across a variety of forms, with a focus on transmedia storytelling and the skills to independently publish your work as a publisher; learning and applying skills in editing, PR and marketing (including digital marketing), design, production, and budgeting.

  • Analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice
  • Learn the skills to be able to write creatively and effectively, to a publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media
  • Hone your skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further research at doctoral level if desired
  • Work on real-life publishing projects with BU’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing
  • Engage with the BU’s annual international creative writing competitions: The Fresher Writing Prize for emerging voices in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms and digital media
  • Learn from experienced writers and practitioners who have also acquired Master’s degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves, and thus are proven in their ability to teach, encourage and support you as you develop your work to Master’s and, hopefully, publishable quality
  • Benefit from prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing.

Careers

On this course you will learn the advanced craft of creative writing plus the business and practice of publishing. You will also analyse cultural and critical influences on the writer and the industry. Learned skills will be put into practice in group publishing projects for the university’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Writing Fiction
  • Narrative Identities
  • Publishing Cultures and Materialities
  • Marketing & PR for Writers
  • Design, Editing & Publishing:

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject of Communication, Creative Writing, English, Literacy, Cultural Studies, Film or History.

The admissions team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. We may ask you to provide a portfolio and/or take part in an online interview if you do not meet our entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Fees shown are for 2022/23 entry please visit the website for more information about fees.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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