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Creative and Professional Writing (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Bristol, University of the West of England

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Why study creative and professional writing?

Studying creative and professional writing gives you the necessary breadth and depth of expertise to succeed in the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK. Currently, one in 11 of all UK jobs is creative and the creative industries are outgrowing the rest of the UK economy. The UK publishing industry in particular is experiencing record success, and emerging platforms from Netflix to podcasts are capturing new audiences. As an entrepreneurial writer, you'll need many strings to your bow. Studying creative and professional writing will help you develop this broad range of skills, from scriptwriting to fiction, from narrative non-fiction to copywriting.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing is industry-facing and connected, giving you opportunities to work with publishers and agents, as well as the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Watershed, Poetry Can, Spike Island, the Arnolfini and Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives. Our staff will help you develop the technical skills, critical awareness and creative daring you'll need to succeed as a writer across a range of genres. This practice-oriented programme will provide a nurturing environment that helps you develop a sustainable and independent creative practice.

Where can it take me?

With opportunities for networking with Bristol's creative sector, you'll be able to choose from a variety of roles in writing, the arts, publishing, creative media, marketing, advertising and communications.

Careers:

You'll graduate with an impressive blend of subject and trade-specific writing expertise, and a range of highly transferable skills. You could establish a career in a number of professions including the arts, creative media and marketing. You'll also be equipped for a career in publishing, editing, digital content creation, festival and cultural event management, and teaching.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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Entry requirements

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No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

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