Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice.
In the intensive MA 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 will 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.
Recent guest readers include: Jim Crace, Helen Dunmore, Michele Roberts, Vicki Feaver, Jo Shapcott, Bernard O'Donoghue, Jo Shapcott, Adam Marek, Matthew Sweeney and Robert Shearman.
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The MA comprises four taught modules and a creative dissertation:
- The Writing Studio enables writers to experiment in any genre prose, poetry or drama, while exploring key features of those genres. This first module also serves as induction to the MA and to the distinctive methods of the 'Chichester workshop'.
- Metaphor and the Imagination encourages innovation and experimentation, pushing writers beyond their usual boundaries.
- Sources and Transformations engages writers with the essential writerly skills of transforming both outer research and inner biographical concerns into fiction.
- Launching the Manuscript encourages autonomy, sustaining the longer project, learning about the publishing industry and includes guest readers and the publishing panel.
The Manuscript (a creative dissertation of 20,000) allows writers to develop a longer piece of work through one to one tutorials with a tutor as a consultant reader.
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesCreative Writing View 202 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Personal Statement – A written piece of about yourself; why you have chosen the course you are applying for, and why you want to come to the University of Chichester
- Copies of Qualifications to date – Translated into English
- Proof of English Language Level – If English is not your first language
- Two academic references
- For a Music course we will need a DVD of a musical performance for 5 minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English.
- For Dance we need a web link of two performances, one of which should be contemporary and at least three minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English.
International13600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5690 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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