It is aimed at students who want to study writing, and uniquely allows you to approach this study through a variety of disciplinary pathways: instruction in using the techniques and forms of creative writing; study of the short story, the novel and poetry as literary forms; vocationally-oriented modules in journalism, screenwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, genre writing, writing for performance and publication, and writing for online and other digital media. This innovative and unique degree allows you to pursue an interest in a variety of related subject areas such as Professional Writing, Film Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, Journalism, Media, and New Media Studies.
This combination, a meeting of the critical and the creative, allows you to pursue interconnected themes and ideas within different creative and/or critical fields, or to follow through specific genre or creative practice interests, or to contrast and compare those areas across your degree programme.
Our aim is to stimulate, encourage and challenge your creativity, ensuring that by the end of your degree you will have not only a portfolio of exceptional creative material but also the skills and attributes to flourish in any workplace that demands dexterity with the written word. Aberystwyth University’s MA in Scriptwriting is a highly vocational and industry-focussed course of study which actively seeks to prepare you for work as a scriptwriter for screen and broadcast.
You will gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to enter the industry with confidence as well as finding the artistic stimulation to develop your own voice as a writer.
In addition, your chosen joint honours scheme will provide an additional set of knowledge and skills which will further enhance your employability and interests.
You will find Creative Writing and your chosen combination both demanding and rewarding.This directory of writing courses at Higher Education Institutions aims to feature all UK courses on which some aspect of creative writing is taught.This might be one module on writing poetry in an English literature degree, or a Masters focused entirely on screenwriting.There are over 83 HE Institutions offering undergraduate courses, sometimes in combination with other subjects such as Film, Literature or Language Studies.A similar number offer MA courses, with almost 200 to choose from.You will be required to engage with a range of writers and writing techniques so that you can develop your own creative approach and improve your own writing.You will also engage in discussions about theory and the wider issues of textual analysis and the craft of writing, including writing for publication and the importance of research.This MA course is designed to give you a complete experience of the creative and practical processes of this specialist writing discipline.Upon completion of the degree, you will have created a portfolio of work to a professional standard, from initial concept to finished draft, and thereby be prepared for professional practice.Creative Studies allows students to focus on the fields that interest them most. You can study Creative Studies as a Joint Honours Degree with one of the following subjects : English Language, French (4 years), German (4 years), Italian (4 years), Linguistics, Music, Spanish (4 years).It is possible to study Creative Studies with Law, UCAS code W9M1 BA/CSWL.