Do you want to turn your love of writing into a professional career? Southampton Solent Universityâs English and creative writing degree will allow you to develop your own personal writing style while learning about the business of creative writing.
Solentâs English and creative writing degree programme provides students with an understanding of how various forms of creative and professional writing are planned, developed and creatively executed, as well as how creative writing theory can be married to creative writing practice.
Core areas of study include literary theory, poetry, writing and play texts. Students also have the opportunity to study a range of optional units, allowing them to delve deeper into specific subjects and focus on areas of writing that are of the most interest.
Students are encouraged to critically analyse, evaluate and interpret the means by which literature, language and creative writing can influence and reflect cultural change. As part of this, students will explore literary texts and learn the craft of writing for a range of industries, developing creative talent and laying the foundations to prepare for a career in creative writing.
Students will also have the opportunity to develop transferable skills including research, analytical, communication and team working skills.
The course has a strong focus on employability and students are supported in finding their own work placements. Students on the English and creative writing course may also have the opportunity to pitch for work experience through our in-house agency, Solent Creatives, providing opportunities to work on live briefs from real-world clients.
*Core units*Cultural Fragments: Introduction to Literary Theory*Adapting the Novel*Making and Reading Poetry*Writing with Power: Professional Practice in English*Intro to Writing Craft*Intro to Screenwriting Craft*Writing and Selling the Short Story*Year two
*Core units*Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: The Early Moderns*Playtexts in Context*Empire and Industry in 19th-Century Literature*Genre and Language*Writing: The Industrial and Social Landscape*Writing the Novel*The Business of IndependentPublishing*Year three*Core units*Shock Value: Modernism to Post-Modernism*Dissertation/Major Project
*Options*Work Experience: English*Representing Gender and Sexuality in Media*Freelancing at Solent Creatives*Radical Re-Readings
*On the Road: An Introduction to Travel Narrative*Criminal Texts*Minority Experiences in American Literature*Writing for Young People
*Speculative Fiction*Writing Creative Non-Fiction*Curriculum Plus
*Please note: Not all optional units are
The course is assessed primarily through essays, research projects, presentations, coursework and your professional portfolio.
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