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Creative writing courses, workshops across the UK. Whether it's poetry, short stories, playwriting or novels these writing courses will help you develop your writing style, create credible characters and plausible plots.

£10465
Online
The Creative Arts Open Degree provides a unique opportunity for OCA students to fulfil their creative potential through studying two disciplines in depth to degree level. The development of a new level six programme for this degree gives a real opportunity to grow in its ability to merge two separate disciplines and create one final body of work, contextualise this work and develop an understanding of a professional practice. Degree aims To widen access to...
£10465
Online
The programme will allow you to gain experience of writing in a variety of literary forms including life writing, poetry, script writing, short fiction and writing for children, as well as developing your critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual issues central to the practice of writing. The OCA BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree programme is sensitive to the fact that students will be enrolling at different levels of writing expertise. Some will be novices...
£1315
Online
This Open course is a broad-based introduction to a range of contemporary creative arts for students new to the creative arts. It’s a compulsory for all students who select the creative arts Open degree, and can be studied as your first, second or third Open course at level one (HE4). We advise you to study it first though, because you’ll effectively get a taster of several arts subjects as you work through the programme of...
£1170
Online
This unit builds on the foundation of research and study skills that you have already acquired through completing Creative Arts Today at level 4 and your reflective learning that you have extensively continued with up to this point. You now have the opportunity to bring together a self-initiated research project that unifies the two distinct subject areas that you have been developing throughout this course so far. For creative arts students understanding your unique area...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 16th March 2019
Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved. This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for...
£1315
Online
Have you ever watched a film and said afterwards, “I’d like to have a go at writing a screenplay but where do I begin?” This course will equip you with a writer’s toolbox filled with the basics: how to lay out a script professionally; how to structure your screenplay; the do’s and don’ts of writing compelling dialogue; and breathing life into your characters. You’ll pick up important film terms and techniques – and get to...
£1315
Online
The course aims to help you write poetry with an increasing understanding of poetic techniques and traditions. It provides you with the elements of a critical vocabulary, and helps towards a flexible and informed use of language. The first part of the course discusses essential elements of poetry, with examples, and considers what’s involved in writing poems: what you need to think about, study and do. The second part of the course aims to direct...
£1315
South Yorkshire
The course offers an introduction to the basic skills needed for writing prose and poetry. The course offers you a developmental and directed learning pathway, within a context of structured freedom. The teaching materials contain clear instruction and outlines of expectation, covering prose, scriptwriting and poetry. The exercises and assignments are designed to help you to develop your own creative style and voice and to inspire and encourage you to begin writing creatively from direct...
£1630
Online
This creative non-fiction course aims to inspire and encourage you to practise independent creative writing within the genre of life writing (creative non-fiction). The course offers you a developmental and directed learning pathway, within a context of considerable choice and freedom. You will increase your awareness of the formal requirements and on-going practice of this genre by creating a body of creative non-fiction work (approximately 20,000 words in total) that demonstrates diversity and understanding. The...
£1630
South Yorkshire
The level 2 scriptwriting course is divided up into five distinct sections, which are outlined below. Part One: What is drama? How is it different to writing prose? This section will introduce the student to stage and radio drama, comparing and contrasting the two genres. Guidelines will also be provided which will help the student decide whether their idea is more suitable for stage or radio. The next section, Dialogue, will develop the knowledge base...