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The creative writing programme at Brunel is one of the oldest-established in the UK, and is taught by an uniquely qualified teaching staff fully active in the fields of literature, film, journalism, academia and new media. You will work within a vibrant academic discipline that specialises in contemporary literature and culture, and be part of a School dedicated to the contemporary arts. We are a forward-thinking, industry-focused course that will help you achieve the best from yourself. Whether you’re interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press. Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country. Read more...

English and Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level. This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres. The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability. Read more...

The School of Arts has a long and successful tradition of offering joint programmes of study. Together these elements provide a rich and exciting combination where you will draw upon the expertise and experience of both the Theatre and Creative Writing teaching teams. Brunel University’s BA Theatre and Creative Writing Honours degree has been designed for students who aspire to work in today’s vibrant and diverse creative industries. The Theatre component of the degree is taught in the purpose-built Antonin Artaud Centre which houses a fully equipped main theatre and studio theatre as well as a suite of rehearsal and recording studios. Read more...

We designed this MA quite simply to teach everything we think a new novelist ought to know. It combines a focus on the skills of writing full-length fiction with a clear-eyed exploration of the publishing process and related creative fields. This MA has attracted considerable interest among publishers and literary agents, many of whom participate actively in the programme. In addition, the Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity in a Creative Writing Master's programme for you not only to understand the role that the creative industries play in shaping a writing career but actually to participate in these fields. Read more...

The Creative Writing PhD offers a student the opportunity to complete a substantial work in an exciting research environment in London with the benefit of the experienced supervision of our tutors. It is an ideal progression from a Master's degree for a writer who intends to establish an academic career in this discipline. Read more...

The combination of Creative Writing and Games Design is a relatively new but flourishing field. The connection between these two disciplines—whether in novels like Tim Etchell’s The Broken World or in the increased writing quality which coupled with design and programming skills produces ever more exciting games—has never been stronger and by studying these two disciplines together you will receive a uniquely contemporary education which will increase your employability and put you to the forefront of a new and expanding field. Read more...

MA Journalism is an industry accredited course that provides high quality journalism skills. Applicants will be taught journalism from the basic building blocks through to substantial reporting projects in video, radio, print, online or multiplatform. Devised in close consultation with senior journalists, the syllabus provides a rigorous foundation to a career in this dynamic, challenging and often controversial industry. Students are trained in print/online journalism and video journalism with the option to specialise in broadcast or production journalism in the second term. Read more...

This innovative MA, which draws upon both facilities and expertise at Brunel and the vast resources of London, will provide you with the space to nurture your creativity through the practical and critical exploration of contemporary performance including live art, digital art, writing and directing for performance. A limited number of part-scholarships of £1,500 fee waivers are available for the Contemporary Performance Making MA course for the 2012-13 academic year. Accepted students will be eligible to apply, please use this form. The deadline for bursary applications is 27 July 2012. Read more...