Why choose this course?
If you want to make a career in writing, this course is for you. You already have talent and ideas: we will add the knowledge you need to approach your chosen market with confidence, originality and skill.
This course takes a fresh approach to the training and support of aspiring writers. In class you'll practice narrative technique, develop vocational skills and analyse the cultural context of your work. As your writing takes shape you'll have the opportunity to specialise in commercial forms, including crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, or life writing, creative non-fiction and journalism.
Uniquely, the course also offers a dynamic range of cross-disciplinary options. In the second trimester, you can choose to extend your skills by taking a module in screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland, writing for interactive entertainment, or writing for graphic novels.
Your own creative work will receive ongoing attention, with regular one-to-one mentoring sessions. The course will also host an exciting programme of lectures and master classes from award-winning visiting writers and high profile industry experts.
The application and guidance notes can be completed online from the webpage of the course you are interested in. A list of courses can be found on our website.
You must also submit:
• Bachelor degree certificate and transcript of grades (a transcript alone may be OK if you have completed your undergraduate degree and it states the specific qualification you obtained)
• Two references – academic or professional so long as they demonstrate you have the background and capacity to succeed in the course you are applying for
• Statement of purpose
• Other subject-specific requirements, if specified in your course