Creative Writing (Non-Fiction)

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
  • Quando:
    Setembro 2017

Overview Programme Director Dr Julie Wheelwright talks about the courseMA graduates talks about MA Writing (and publishing) non-fictionBridget O'Donnell and Peter Moore both had books published after completing this MA. Here they give some tips to aspiring non-fiction writers and offer an insight into the joys and problems of writing non-fiction, including the 'Peter Ackroyd equation'.OverviewThe Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) MA provides you with essential skills and a supportive and challenging environment in which to:develop your reportorial and research skillsexperiment with approaches to writing narrative non-fictionreflect on your own and others' worklearn about the publishing industryshape a full-length work of narrative non-fiction into a marketable proposal.The course, run mainly in the evening, encourages you to be ambitious and imaginative. The unifying factor for all writers accepted onto the course is your intention to deliver information through a narrative structure.Our ethos is excellence and diversity and we admit students from all over the world of different ages, experiences and backgrounds.Our definition of narrative non-fiction includes biography, travel, history, life writing, true crime, sports and other forms of sustained and structured non-fiction storytelling. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism Course Fees: Full-time EU: £6,000 per year Full-time Non EU: £7,750 per year More...

Start Date: September 2016 How to Apply Entry Requirements You will normally have a UK honours degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent. But successful completion of a certificate course in...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Creative Writing
Full Time
Skills and Training
Skills and Training


Course Content

The course focuses on writing and research skills including identifying a subject, using archives, exploring genres and structuring material. You will also learn how to prepare a manuscript for publishers and agents.

It offers a taught component,one-to-one-tutoring, workshops and opportunities to hear guest speakers. The course advisors, made up of leading figures from the non-fiction world, provide you with expert advice and direct exposure to the publishing industry.

Course Structure


  • Fundamentals of Non-Fiction
  • The Process of Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Literary Criticism
  • Complete Book

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Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is based around a mix of practical workshops, seminars and lectures. All this is supported by one-to-one tutorials and by independent study: notably reading and preparing presentations on set texts and performing set writing exercises. As the course progresses, the emphasis shifts to independent study and is supported by workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

Central to all three Creative Writing MA courses is the requirement to finish a full-length novel, memoir, play or screenplay. The course culminates in a...