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Creative writing focuses on learning original writing techniques in order to effectively reveal the artistic expressions and inner feelings of the author and convey the intended message to the reader. Creative writing educates students on basic elements of fiction, as well as the importance of character, scene and plot. Creative writing is strongly connected with the disciplines of literature, philosophy and communications.

Creative writing can be separated in sub-disciplines like screen writing, playwriting, poetry, songs, memoirs, and more.

Students of creative writing programmes will get the chance to gain insight into writing standards and conventions. They will learn how to read and understand an essay, as well as how to use source material for writing original content. In addition, future creative writers will develop their skills in expressing creatively, develop their art of characterisation, and discover the secrets of writing a successful short story.

Programmes in creative writing also help students to develop their individual writing and self-editing skills for any form of writing creation and to obtain an understanding of the history of fiction and non-fiction writing. Creative writing helps students expand imagination, creativity, originality and written communication skills.

Graduates can find jobs in the field as fiction writers, play writers, screenwriters, song writers (lyricists), columnists, bloggers, and more.

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PhD Creative Writing

Bath Spa University’s Creative Writing PhD has a reputation as one of the country’s leading doctoral programmes. Students are taught by teams of literary scholars and published creative writers with expertise in most areas of prose, poetry, fiction, children’s fiction, narrative non-fiction and scriptwriting.

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PhD Creative Writing

Swansea’s Creative Writing research programme offers a choice from a spectrum of skills and a research dialogue across genres, from poetry and fiction to dramaturgy and screenwriting.

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PhD Creative Writing

The first is a creative element. This can be prose fiction, a novel or a collection of short stories of around 80,000 words. It can also be a collection of poetry. The PhD also has a critical element, roughly 30,000 to 50,000 words of research on a related subject useful to the writing of the creative element or to seeing the work in its literary context.

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