Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
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    3 (Creative Writing)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

- Connect with diverse audiences across platforms and media.- Study on one of the oldest creative writing courses in the UK.- Make lasting writing and publishing connections for the future.- Kick-start your career with live briefs and accredited work placements.- Customise your learning journey — experimenting with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, script and new media.- Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.On this course, you’ll focus on your development as a writer and content creator in the global creative industries. You’ll be supported throughout by a network of leading practitioners, editors and publishers, graduating with the practical skills and real-world contacts you need to work as a writer.**How you learn**You’ll work with academics and writers with national and international profiles in prose fiction, children’s writing, scriptwriting, poetry, commercial non-fiction, digital content, and small press publishing.Our academics work with companies and clients including The Guardian, the BBC and the Arts Council. They are closely involved in the vibrant Sheffield creative scene, working with festivals year round and with local publishers such as And Other Stories and Opus Independents.You learn through- generating and pitching ideas- workshopping your writing- working with different audiences- live readings and performances- publishing- writing and sharing your work online- specialist workshops, lectures, seminars- live projects- tutorials- writing retreatsThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.**Applied learning****Work placements and live projects**On this course, you’ll get regular opportunities to showcase your knowledge and skills for our industry, NGO and community partners. You’ll work independently and in teams throughout your studies, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs.In your second year, you’ll curate and build your professional profile by taking a placement in collaboration with one of our partners. This placement will help you to publicise your work, and connect with audiences.Students have taken opportunities to contribute to- Opus Independents — home of Now Then, a Sheffield arts zine- Grimm&Co — an award-winning organisation that fosters creativity in young people- Off the Shelf- Doc/Fest- Festival of Debate- Children's Literature Festival**Field trips**We run regular field trips such as writing retreats, festival and theatre visits, as well as international trips.**Networking opportunities**We work with nationally and internationally renowned festivals such as Off the Shelf and Doc/Fest, as well as bringing literary agents, publishers, and high-profile writers to Sheffield to work with our students.Our regular networking, masterclass events, and literary salons, allow you to get a head start into the writing and publishing industries.Visiting writers and academics, such as Mary and Brian Talbot (comic writers and illustrators), Nick Thurston (poet), Patrick McGuinness (novelist), and Robert MacFarlane (nature writer) work with students in specialised workshops throughout the year.**Prizes**There are a range of prizes that recognize student achievement and outstanding contributions to university life. The Hallam Award, for example, recognises students’ exceptional participation in university life, involvement in the Students’ Union, and representation of their peer-groups.**Studying Abroad**You will have the opportunity to experience another learning culture by studying abroad for a semester. We have connections with a wide variety of institutions across the world, including universities in Europe, North America, and Australia.

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
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This must include at least 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:•BBC at A Level.•DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.


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