We teach a range of modes and media, giving you the chance to study and write in a wide range of genres, including:
non-fiction of various kinds;
poetry and song lyrics; and
drama for radio, stage and screen.
The course has a practical emphasis, leading you through introductory studies and exercises in the craft of writing to increasingly sophisticated rhetorical, theoretical and practical approaches. We encourage you to develop your own voice.
The course team for Creative Writing includes experienced and enthusiastic lecturers and published writers, with numerous creative credits.
Guest lectures from distinguished writers, editors and journalists add extra perspectives to the course. Read more in the Events and lectures section.
Kingston has a reputation for cultural activity and makes for a creative environment. Plus you have easy access to London's West End and the South Bank for theatres, talks, readings and the Poetry Library.
Our student-edited and run literary magazine, Ripple, is published twice a year, giving students the chance to have their work published.
We offer our students career advice on how to approach agents and get published, plus on working in publishing/journalism.
Creative Writing fosters a range of skills desirable to employers including:
careful editing and presentation; and
the ability to work constructively with others.
Apart from pursuing a career as a writer, Creative Writing students may go on to work in careers such as publishing, journalism, broadcast media, advertising or marketing.
Some graduates may go on to take the postgraduate masters course in creative writing that Kingston offers.