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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

Creative Writing BA(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

  • We teach a range of modes and media, giving you the chance to study and write in a wide range of genres, including:
    • short stories;
    • the novel;
    • 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 through experimentation and progressive writing and rewriting in different styles and genres. As part of this process students from the Poetry: Experiments and Innovations module have taken part in readings and events such as The Enemies Project.
  • The creative writing course team includes experienced and enthusiastic lecturers and published writers, like Adam Baron, a former stand-up comic who has published three crime novels and most recently a literary novel, Blackheath.
  • You will gain extra perspectives through guest lectures from distinguished writers like Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel and Man Booker Prize-nominated novelist and poet Deborah Levy, and professional editors and journalists like Richard James, UK News Editor of BuzzFeed.
  • Kingston has a reputation for culture and a creative environment which the university is an essential part. For example, some university events take place at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Plus, you will have easy access to London's West End and the South Bank for theatres, talks, readings including events at the Poetry Library.
  • Our student-run literary magazine, Ripple is published twice a year, and gives students the chance to have their work published.
  • We offer our students career advice on how to approach agents and get published, and how to get into publishing/journalism.
  • The Creative Writing BA(Hons) courses foster a range of skills desirable to employers including:
    • communication;
    • self-management;
    • presenting; and
    • teamwork.
  • 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.

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0800 0483 334*

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+44 20 8328 1149

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Clearing hotline

0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

Contact us

Admissions team

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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