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De Montfort University

Creative Writing

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.
Duration Three years full-time/six years part-time
Level BA Combined Hons
Cost 2012 entry: UK/EU Fees: £9000 per year. International Fees: £10,250 per year.
 
Teaching is centred on two-hour workshops that enable you to give and receive feedback in a supportive environment, and take part in innovative tasks to stimulate your creativity. We also take you out of the classroom on a walk workshop around Leicester, and into other environments to stimulate your writing – a chapel, a museum. Each module has a weekly lecture for discussion of craft, screenings, presentations or guest lectures. Recent visitors have included award-winning novelist Louis de Bernières, radio producer Peter Leslie Wild, and Canadian poet Erin Mouré. We help students arrange placements with a range of organisations (which have included Woman magazine, Shoestring Press, Short Fuse Fiction and Macmillan).
Requirements
A levels: Normally 260 UCAS points from at least two full A levels, including a grade B or above in English (Language or Literature). BTEC National Diploma: Distinction/Merit/Merit and a grade B in A level in English. You must also have five GCSEs grades A–C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GSCEs including English at grade C or above. International Baccalaureate: 28+ points. Access: Pass. Interview required: No. International Students: If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
Modules
Year one:Exploring Creative Writing, Writing Identity. Year two: Writing Place, Writing and Context. Year three: Professional Writing Skills, Portfolio, Specialism Plus Negotiated Study.
Contact Information
Institution De Montfort University
Clephan Building
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH

Tel: +44 (0) 116 257 7555
Fax: (0116) 257 7533
www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/creative-writing-ba-degree/creative-writing-(joint-honours)-ba.aspx
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Contact Email: adh@dmu.ac.uk