- UCAS Code
- Penryn Campus
- 3 years full-time
- Direct line
- 01326 213730
Taking theory beyond the page, English with Creative Writing at Falmouth enables you to develop the independent and imaginative skills you need to thrive in the digital age. Exploring the craft of writing within the historical context of culture and criticism, you'll get the opportunity to develop your own creativity while studying a highly respected subject.
This distinctive, flexible course enables you to engage with English literature and its evolving genres and forms, while also allowing you to explore creative writing – from poetry and non-fiction to travel and screen writing. You'll be introduced to the major thinkers and key debates within literary history from the 16th century to the present day, as well as developing effective creative writing skills and exploring the latest digital technologies and collaborative media.
The Creative Writing options reflect the diversity of the discipline and will help you to map out a study pathway that suits your interests and aspirations, including Writing for a Digital Age, Poetry & Form, Writing a Novel and Writing for Children. Taught by an experienced team of academics and published writers, the course gives you access to some of the best facilities and media resources in the UK. Enhancing your employability is a vital component of this degree, with modules such as Business & Editorial Writing and Poetry for Publication providing seminars and workshops from professional practitioners.
How is the course taught
This full-time, modular course lets you specialise in subjects that interest you. Teaching is a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and self-directed learning. Our students benefit from a significant amount of contact time every week and the opportunity for frequent one-to-one tutorials.
Throughout the three stages of the course, mandatory core modules – which are common to BA(Hons) English with Creative Writing, BA(Hons) English and BA(Hons) Creative Writing – provide a chronological approach to English literature and culture from the 16th century to the present. The course's inherent flexibility gives you the opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest and build your individual pathway.
- Work in publishing, television, arts administration, marketing and PR
- Career as an in-house or freelance journalist, editor or screenwriter
- Teaching and postgraduate study
- Continuous assessment with no formal examinations
- Coursework and e-learning exercises
- Critical evaluation
- Final year dissertation and creative writing portfolio
Experience you'll get
- Workshops from nationally renowned creative writers, literary experts and media professionals
- Placements with schools, businesses, museums and arts organisations
- Vocational experience in events management, PR and copywriting
- Frequent opportunities to perform and present in public
By choosing to study for a degree in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth you will:
- Benefit from being taught by an approachable and experienced team of academics and published writers, who are specialists in their given fields.
- Benefit from courses that are unique, distinctive and highly flexible.
- Benefit from guest lectures and workshops from nationally renowned creative writers, literary experts and media professionals.
- Study a more conventional English course but with an additional focus on your own creative writing practice.
- Be able to tailor your degree to your own specialist interests and for your chosen career or postgraduate destination.
- Be assessed through a combination of coursework, project work, formal presentations, portfolio work and dissertations.
Interview and selection process
We invite all applicants to interview.
The interviews will last for approximately three hours and will include a tour of the campus, a group session and a short individual interview. We invite up to ten applicants to each interview session.
You will not be required to bring samples of your writing to the interview, however, you will be asked about your personal statement and your interests and achievements so far.
We are looking for enthusiasm and passion for English and Creative Writing. We are also looking for commitment to studying English with Creative Writing at Falmouth.
Interviews are currently taking place.
Location: Penryn Campus
What you'll do
The first year will cultivate your confidence and develop independent critical skills. Alongside the historical study of texts, you'll be introduced to critical debate and new ways of analysing textual forms. Our distinctive structure is based around a foundation in Literary Studies, The Craft of Writing and Cultural Theory (shared with our English and Creative Writing degrees) to provide an intellectual springboard from which you can forge your own unique pathway.
While developing your study of literature, core modules introduce key theoretical, cultural and political debates from Politics of the Popular to questions of Subjectivity & Identity. English or Creative Writing options enable you to develop areas of interest or experiment with new forms; modules include Writing for Theatre, Science Fiction, Gothic & Grotesque or Business & Editorial Writing among others.
Your final year involves extensive self-directed learning and continued chronological study of literature and culture up to the present. You'll develop your writing practice and engage in a critically informed study of texts. Option modules focus on Creative Writing and include Travel Writing and Writing for the Digital Age. In the final semester you'll complete your dissertation and creative writing portfolio.