Course: BA (Hons) Literary Studies with Creative Writing

Study Level


Level 6

Location


Lowestoft Campus

Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Duration


Three Years

FT / PT


Full-time

Our BA (Hons) Literary Studies with Creative Writing degree is designed to encompass the art and craft of writing in a variety of forms, leading to a wide range of expressive and communicative career possibilities. You will develop a wide range of writing skills across creative and non-fiction genres, different formats and contexts. Opportunities to practice and refine skills will include writing workshops, writing for digital and social media formats, real projects and in-house publications, pitches, curatorial and exhibition writing, reviews and articles. You will also build a professional portfolio and work on real-life industry projects, giving vital employment experience to prepare for a career in writing.

Modules include:

Level 4

  • Introduction to Creative Writing 1: Prose
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Reimagining the Canon 1: Gender and Representation
  • Introduction to Creative Writing 2: Poetry
  • The Critical Toolkit: Theories of Reading and Writing
  • Reimagining the Canon 2: Placing the Postcolonial

Level 5

  • Creative Writing Development 1: Voice
  • A Place of One’s Own: Researching the Locality
  • Shakespeare Undone
  • Creative Writing Development 2: Storytelling in the 21st Century
  • Blood, Bodices and Bastards
  • The Women of Modernism

Level 6

  • Creative Writing Project or Dissertation
  • Contemporary Writing
  • Post-war British Fiction: Looking Back in Anger
  • Publishing and Paratexts
  • Adaptations and Reinventions

*Please note, bursaries may be available to you subject to personal circumstances – more details available upon enquiry.

Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (or above)

  • BBC (A-Level)
  • DMM (BTEC)
  • Pass A*-C (T Level)

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

Progression

The written word features throughout the commercial world – from websites and promotional work to PR and marketing, news journalism and magazine/online feature writing, travel writing as well as other creative outlets such as fiction/non-fiction texts and poetry.

The course will seek to develop your ‘voice’ as a writer but also equip you with an understanding of style and language that will equip you as a flexible and adaptable wordsmith, capable of undertaking projects and working to deadlines, offering opportunities through employed and freelance work