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Canterbury Christ Church University College

Creative and Professional Writing

While we are keen to help people develop their own creativity and distinctive ‘voice’, there is also a strong emphasis on commercial writing – for newspapers and magazines, and scripting for TV and radio, for example. And a key part of this programme is marketing – so students learn how to sell their own work and make themselves as employable as possible. Sessions are largely workshop-based, with presentations and discussions stemming directly from students’ own work.
Duration 3 years full-time 5 or 6 years part-time
Level BA Single Hons
Cost Tuition fees for full time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2012 will be £8,500 for most courses.
 
Available in combination with Performing Arts (WW84) or Visual Arts and Design (WW28) at the University Centre Folkestone.

All modules will combine study of published texts with intensive practical exercises and group work, allowing students to engage with different writing styles as they work towards establishing their own unique 'voice'. These include: Writing Fiction, Media Speak, Writing for Periodicals and Newspapers, Writing for the Stage, Drama Production, Poetry, Writing for Children, Life Writing: Biography, Memoir.All modules will combine study of published texts with intensive practical exercises and group work, allowing students to engage with different writing styles as they work towards establishing their own unique 'voice'. These include: Writing Fiction, Media Speak, Writing for Periodicals and Newspapers, Writing for the Stage, Drama Production, Poetry, Writing for Children, Life Writing: Biography, Memoir.


Requirements
Typical entry requirements: 240 UCAS points including CCC at A2 Level, or equivalent.
Modules
In the first year you lay down the foundations for good writing through six core modules: Poetry, Fiction, Drama, Non-fiction and two non genre modules, The Craft of Writing and Contemporary English Usage. In Years 2 and 3 you will spend time developing your creative and commercial skills in writing in a wide variety of different genres and professional fields. These include, in Year 2, writing for newspapers, magazines and the web, writing for the stage (playwriting), writing for radio, and in Year 3, screen writing (film and TV), writing for children and life writing (biography). Other modules focus on writing in a variety of styles and genres, for example, a module on Kent Connections (Year 2) explores the literary heritage of Folkestone and the surrounding area, while other modules – Persuasive Writing (Year 2), Crossing Genre Boundaries (Year 2) and Words and Images (Year 3) – give you opportunities to explore and practice writing in different styles for different audiences. Finally, in Year 3, you will have the chance to develop your creative writing skills in a subject area of your choice in the form of an 8,000 word submission. There are also modules in Editing and Copywriting, and Marketing and Selling Your Work, which will help equip you for the professional life of a writer.
Contact Information
Institution Canterbury Christ Church University College
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
North Holmes Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 1QU

Tel: 01303 760 600
Fax: 01227 782888
www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHere/Undergraduate/courses/c.asp?courseurl=Creative-and-Professional-Writing
Department: Faculty of Art and Humanities
Contact Email: info@ucf.ac.uk