BA (Hons) Creative Writing

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Introduction to our Creative Writing degree

Whether you like science fiction or poetry, or want to write for the stage or the screen, our BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree will support your development as a professional writer.

Explore professional writing techniques at ARU in Cambridge. Learn to write compelling narratives whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, or become a copy writer or a journalist. Based in the Cambridge School of Creative Industries and with a network of professionals with expertise in drama and performance, film, games development, journalism, publishing, and digital media, you’ll be equipped for a range of careers. You’ll explore complex types of communication, digital literacy and innovative storytelling developing your own skills in this area.

Throughout your Creative Writing degree you will progressively develop your skills in writing, preparing you for careers in teaching, editing, community arts, arts management, journalism, publishing, copywriting, and in related fields of advertising, film, video production and computer game production. You’ll get invaluable feedback on all of your written work from professional writers, including our teaching staff and Royal Literary Fund fellows, as well as your fellow students. This will offer you the unique opportunity to consider a range of responses to your writing, as well as sharpening your own critical skills.

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Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

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Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.

Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.

Careers

As a BA (Hons) Creative Writing student you’ll develop many skills besides writing, including literacy, communication, research, creative thinking, self-reliance and teamwork – all of which can help you start a career in many different areas, including film, games development, journalism, publishing, digital media and marketing.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to continue on to a Masters course, such as our MA Creative Writing or MA Creative Writing and Publishing. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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