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MA Creative Writing

MA Creative Writing

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The MA Creative Writing will deepen students’ knowledge of literary tradition, exploring different modes and genres in order to develop their own creative and expressive written skills. Students will expand their use of creative writing techniques and improve their critical judgement of their own work. Students will encourage to develop their writing by stepping outside their comfort zone and discovering the different approaches to verbal art that are possible today. This will invigorate students’ own practice, whether they are writing psychogeography, plays, novels, stories or something else. Students will choose from a variety of modules, covering topics such as:Development of a novel plan, from research and concept-development, to plotting, character, and structureExperimental language play of the Oulipo group across the short story, autobiography, cartoons, cookery and theatreRelating magic to writing and creativity, both in theory and in practicePsychogeography, writing about walking, place, landscape, history and the psychic environmentPoetic practice across experimental writing in poetry from the performative to the visual