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Creative and Professional Writing

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Creative writing

Do you want to turn your passion for writing into your career?

Award-winning writers from the fields of journalism, fiction, poetry and film will work with you to develop your writing skills in a range of online and offline media. You'll understand the different styles required for feature writing, arts journalism, novels, short stories and poetry.

On this course you will learn how to write for TV and film, understanding the process that takes your writing from script to screen.

You'll take part in creative writing workshops, gaining confidence in writing poetry and fiction and discovering how to give and receive constructive criticism.

We'll show you the professional and commercial use of writing across all of these areas, as well as encouraging cross-media exploration that will enable you to produce creative and innovative writing. You’ll also explore the potential of digital media as a platform for your creativity, focusing on online storytelling and game-based narratives.

The programme enables you to address this theme across English, Film and Media subject areas: exciting and evolving disciplines that cover digital media production, literary analysis, creative writing, language and linguistics or film analysis. There is a high degree of choice so you can tailor your programme to your personal strengths and passions.

By the time you graduate, you'll have extensive experience of writing individually and collectively in a range of styles, an established writing portfolio and an understanding of the market potential of your writing.

**Professional placements**
Our students have completed their placements at a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices. If you're interested in teaching, you could also experience working in a primary or secondary school.

**Career opportunities**
Our graduates have gone on to the following roles: online content editor, journalist, magazine editor, TV production, primary school teacher (after further study), research assistant, archivist, feature writer, radio producer, publishing editor.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Writing and Expression; Understanding Literary Genres; Features and Magazines; Life Writing; Media, Power and Culture; Postcolonial Literature; Experiments: Modernism and Post Modernism; Writing: Breaking the Rules; Transmedia Production; Science Fiction; Fantasy and Gender.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

English

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

38%
low
Creative writing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Creative writing

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

23%
Library resources
23%
IT resources
31%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£14,650
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The jobs market for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - is not currently one of the strongest, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. But nevertheless, most graduates get jobs quickly. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism, translation, teaching and advertising and in web content. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers', having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - although graduates from this subject were a little more likely than many other creative arts graduates to be in conventional full time permanent contracts, so that might be worth bearing in mind.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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