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MA Writing for Creative and Professional Practice

Middlesex University

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9500.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

In response to the world's fast-changing media landscapes, we have developed a unique course to equip writers of all kinds with crucial skills, contemporary knowledge and industry insights to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's digital, publishing and business environments.

Why study the MA/PGDip Writing for Creative and Professional Practice* at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we support and nurture the creative aspirations of writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, from novelists to poets, essayists, biographers, media professionals and more. That's why we developed our course to be flexible and interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of a wide range of professional writers, publishers and media professionals to enable you to pursue your creative projects with expert guidance on writing persuasively, getting published and promoting your work.

With us you will explore both the traditional and contemporary opportunities for your writing, considering new media, online platforms and how maximise the potential of emerging markets. Our strong links to London's vibrant literary community, including the opportunity to be part of the North London Literary Festival, help you graduate with the skills, knowledge and industry contacts to turn your writing into a profitable career.

*Please note this course is subject to review.

Course highlights

  • You'll be taught by lecturers who are all actively engaged in either writing, publishing or research, ensuring that you have access to the very latest thinking, findings and contemporary debates concerning writing, communication and media
  • You'll be working in state-of-the-art facilities including brand new digital media suites, with expert guidance on digital platforms such as blogs, e-publishing, and social media
  • You'll be directly involved with the North London Literary Festival, which attracts speakers such as Fay Weldon, Andrew Motion, David Nicholls and Michele Roberts, providing valuable insights, networking opportunities and masterclasses from some of the UK's leading writers, publishers and literary figures
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

In response to the world's fast-changing media landscapes, we have developed a unique course to equip writers of all kinds with crucial skills, contemporary knowledge and industry insights to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's digital, publishing and business environments. Why study the MA/PGDip Writing for Creative and Professional Practice* at...

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Course Content

Taught by a diverse range of academics, writers, publishers and media practitioners, this course is divided into five modules taken over three terms (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own writing interests and projects to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current practice through self-reflection, research, analysis, and creative exploration.

There are two core modules on this course and additional module options covering more specialist areas of Writing for Creative and Professional Practice. The first two core modules in Term 1 are compulsory and you are required to take two further optional modules in Term 2 for a PG Diploma, plus a 60 credit Dissertation for the full MA.

Modules

  • Media and Creative Writing – Term 1 (30 credits)

  • Key Principles of Storytelling – Term 1 (30 credits)

  • Research: Writing, Markets, Audiences – Term 2 (30 credits)

  • Sustaining the Narrative – Term 2 (30 credits)

  • Dissertation – Term 3 (60 credits)

Taught by a diverse range of academics, writers, publishers and media practitioners, this course is divided into five modules taken over three terms (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own writing interests and projects to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current practice through self-reflection, research, analysis,...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Hendon

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£9500.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject such as Creative Writing or English, or another similar subject
  • We will also consider individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience
  • Those without formal qualifications will need to demonstrate relevant writing experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Further requirements

We are particularly looking for writing promise, ambition and dedication.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course requires an interview and a portfolio. Please view the how to apply tab for more information.

Qualifications We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject such as Creative Writing or English, or another similar subject We will also consider individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience Those without formal qualifications will need to demonstrate...

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