Brunel University Postgraduate Prospectus 2011

Page 55

Creative Writing: The Novel MA

Taught Postgraduate Course

Fact File

The course is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and in a marketable form. The unique Internship Programme offers the opportunity for you to understand the role that the creative industries play in shaping a writing career and actually to participate in these fields. So by the end of the programme, you will have: • written a prose work of at least half-a-book in length; • had direct experience of the industry you are seeking to enter; • written a professional submission package and have a strong sense of the appropriate agent or publisher for you.

You will be introduced to the elements of fiction writing, poetry and other prose genres in a supportive workshop setting, and benefit from masterclasses with leading writers. Tutors aim to give you the skills and confidence to enter this highly competitive field and to develop your imaginative and creative resources while gaining a comprehensive understanding of contemporary writing. TYPICAL MODULES Check the web for the latest updates CORE • Elements of Fiction • Theories of Practice

A good honours degree or relevant professional experience accompanied in either case by examples of written work demonstrating appropriate ability and commitment. Applications from international students and individuals with extensive relevant experience are also welcomed. DURATION/START TIME 1-year full-time, 2-years part-time, starting in September. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Programme Convenor Celia Brayfield, School of Arts

• Planning a Novel


• Writing Project

Tel +44 (0)1895 267214

• Paths to Publication: Two-week Internship in Greater or Central London ELECTIVE • Theories of Practice • Screenwriting • Feature Journalism

FEES 2010 Home/EU Full-time £4,030 Part-time £2,015 Overseas Full-time £10,070 Part-time £5,035 Fees are per annum.

• History of the Novel • Exploring Poetry

Saera, a Japanese student who is studying MA Creative Writing: The Novel, is also a professional fashion photographer. Before coming to London, she worked for fashion magazines such as Vogue Nippon in Japan and Marie Claire. She aims to transfer her visual style into print and is setting her first novel in London. “The fashion industry triggered my passion to write a fiction novel that I always wanted to write, and I can achieve that in this course.”



School of Arts

Designed for those wishing to complete a novel or follow a career in the creative industries, this is a career-focused creative writing programme that is exceptional in being taught almost exclusively by published writers.

Creative Writing: The Novel MA


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.