Our Creative & Professional Writing programmes nurture your confidence as a writer and support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of your own and others’ work.
Throughout, you will be immersed in intellectual issues informing the discipline and practices of writing and learn to position your writing within contexts of published work. You will develop expertise in commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing) and understanding of publishing and marketing processes alongside working towards your own, creative development.
You will be taught by published writers, professional publishers and editors with a variety of specialisms including poetry, travel writing, writing for the screen, writing fiction, writing for performance, writing for children, feature writing, blogging and copy writing. Your development and achievements will be assessed by means of a wide variety of writing ‘tasks’ and each of your first two years will begin with an intensive weekend writing retreat. In your third year, you will undertake a major writing project of your choice, mentored by members of the course team, alongside participating in a range of activity designed to support you to prepare for progression once you have graduated.
Our Creative & Professional Writing courses have strong links with Writing West Midlands, the professional support body for writers in the region, and we also work with a variety of partners including Ledbury Poetry Festival and other literature festivals to achieve internships and related experience for students (including access to writing competitions).
For updates and general information concerning events and activities in the Creative Writing/English Subject Area see our official blog.
Creative & Professional Writing degrees
Creative & Professional Writing and English Language BA (Hons)
Creative & Professional Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)
Creative & Professional Writing and History BA (Hons)
Creative & Professional Writing and Illustration BA (Hons)
Creative & Professional Writing and Screenwriting BA (Hons)
Visit our Joint Honours page to find out more about studying subjects in combination at the University of Worcester.