English and Creative Writing - DMU or Uni of Essex?Watch
Our joint honours degree in English and Creative Writing is an interesting combination of two subjects in a dynamic and diverse curriculum; with our courses, you tend to spend half the course focused on English and the other on Creative Writing to create a more balanced course for our students.
At DMU, our English courses aim to introduce you to an exciting range of literature, including works from Britain, American and across the globe; you'll read poetry, fiction and drama from different centuries as well as different continents to gain more of a comprehensive understanding of English literature with the flexibility to specialise in an area of your interest. You will also explore how texts work and debate literature's role in society now and through history.
With the Creative Writing aspect, you will be explore a more creative path around stimulating themes such as place, identity, and the relations between word, image and sound. You will also develop skills in a range of different writing forms, such as fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, audio and performance writing and new media.
According to The Sunday Times Guide league tables, DMU was ranked in the top 20 in the UK for Creative Writing courses. It is also a course that allows you to perform and publish your work in events such as our Cultural eXchanges festival.
I think that the two elements compliment each other really well as I feel English tends to help feed into your own creative ideas while Creative Writing helps create your own unique writing style which helps you articulate your ideas and arguments in both areas.
I hope this has helped give you an idea about English and Creative Writing at DMU, if you've any further questions about the course, please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help.
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