View detailed information about this course This course offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of, and practical skills in, the writing of prose fiction.This skills-based course is structured around six wide-ranging and overlapping discussion areas: character; setting and the senses; point of view (voice, perspective and degrees of knowing); showing/telling; plot and structure; fact and fiction (life-writing, memory, and the use of scientific/medical/psychological detail).If you're happy to accept these cookies, simply continue browsing.
Students will attempt imitations of a variety of different poetic styles, will be provided with a number of specific 'stimulus' exercises and will develop and revise their poems both independently and in regular workshop sessions.
View detailed information about this course This course is devoted to the development of non-fiction creative prose.
View detailed information about this course Art and culture are integral to our daily lives, and the ways in which these are experienced are continually changing.
Whether it is in a street performance, a public gallery, an academic festival, a webcast, a documentary or in social media, the relationship between the creative artist and those who consume it, is complex and can itself be a creative process.
You will be introduced to the processes and challenges involved in producing creative work of publishable quality, whether in poetry or prose, fiction or creative non-fiction.
You will be taught by a team of widely published creative writers including award-winning poets and fiction writers David Wheatley, Helen Lynch and Wayne Price.Throughout the evolution of the folio, the student will develop a thorough practical awareness of some of the key stylistic, formal and expressive possibilities available to the skilled creative writer.View detailed information about this course Assessment methods vary by individual course and include written exercises, oral presentations and folios of poetry or prose.This course explores the many ways in which creative materials can be brought to public view, and how different forms of communication, aural, verbal and visual, can enhance public engagement with aesthetic experiences and the discourses around these.View detailed information about this course Students may also choose from a variety of courses offered on the English Literary Studies MLitt Programme, or other appropriate MLitt modules offered by the School (up to a maximum of 30 credits per semester) You can choose one or both of these modules: The course engages students in a variety of activities designed to develop their creativity and originality, as well as in specific tasks to test and extend their skill in the writing of poetry.You can find out more about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for this programme on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder.Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Go to the Degree Finder page on the MSc in Creative Writing If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jane Mc Kie (Programme Director).We also embed content from third parties, including social media websites, which may include cookies.You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on our cookies page.The MLitt also requires a 12-15,000 word folio dissertation, while the diploma consists of coursework alone.The standard entrance requirement is a good first degree in any Humanities discipline.