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English at DMU offers an exciting combination of traditional and innovative modules, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, to contemporary literature and film adaptations. As well as regular film showings of literary adaptations and theatre visits, you have the opportunity to meet writers such as screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House, Little Dorrit), poets Jackie Kay, Simon Armitage and Andrew Motion, and novelist Louis de Bernière, one of our honorary graduates. There is also a student English society which organises events such as poetry readings. This English degree may be combined with Drama Studies, Creative Writing, Education Studies, English Language, Film Studies, History, Journalism, Media and Communication. Read more...

This long-established course concentrates on the craft of television scriptwriting and prepares you for the competitive world of professional writing. It offers direct links and networking opportunities within the industry by introducing you to professional writers, script editors, agents and producers through a regular programme of guest lectures, workshops, location visits and one-to-one mentoring. Read more...

A unique creative technologies course that crosses traditional subject disciplines and enables you to work at the convergence of e-sciences and digital arts and humanities. As part of the diverse and stimulating creative community based around the purpose-built Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), you will have access to facilities and resources from across the university including the central IOCT Lab, The Virtual Reality Centre, Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre, The Fused Media Lab and the Usability Lab. At the heart of this course is the vision that you will become fully in tune with contemporary creative technologies. You may be a technologist with a creative dimension, an artist working with technologies, a designer with programming skills, or any one of many more crossovers between the traditional disciplines. Read more...

Develop craft skills in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, radio and performance writing, and new media. Gain practical skills in oral presentation, and technical skills in desk-top and web-based. Take opportunities to perform and publish your work. Become integrated into regional writing networks and benefit from placement opportunities. Creative Writing is a subject that thrives on dialogue with other subjects. As such, we want you to study another subject alongside your creative writing. The joint honours subjects available to take with creative writing are listed below; each has been chosen because of the productive dialogue it sets up with your creative work: English, English Language, Drama, Journalism, and Film. Read more...

The course offers you the chance to design and pursue a tailor-made MA in an area of your choice. It provides you with a wide range of subject areas to choose from. These include traditional fields like Architecture, English, History, through to disciplines such as Applied Art, Dance ,Drama, Fine Art and Photography and including areas of study which are innovative or cutting-edge, for example Game Art, Digital Animation, Furniture Design, Fashion and Textiles and Music, Technology and Innovation. MA Independent Study offers you the opportunity to create a programme of study which is interdisciplinary, drawing upon one or two different subject areas, for instance English and Drama, or Fine Art and Art Education. Read more...

The Department of English and Creative Writing at De Montfort University is pleased to offer one Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD studentship in English, available from 1 October 2012. The studentship, which covers all tuition fees and includes a maintenance grant, is open to students wishing to pursue projects in any area of English Literature or Creative Writing. DMU English has particular research strengths in the areas of textual scholarship, literary adaptations and Shakespeare studies. Read more...