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Creative Writing, BA (Hons)

Leeds Arts University, the United Kingdom

Leeds Arts University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Full-time3 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 16700 per year

About Creative Writing, BA (Hons) - at Leeds Arts University

Our three-year degree programme is creatively stimulating, experimental and industry focussed. You will be part of a committed creative community, supported by our enthusiastic team of lecturers and visiting professionals to develop your own voice and understanding of who you are as a writer. The course delivers contemporary approaches, creative provocations and critical thinking across prose, poetry, script and beyond, allowing you to develop a striking portfolio of creative and critical writing. Taking full advantage of our place within the North’s only dedicated Arts University, you will engage with peers across the spectrum of arts practice, producing work that reflects real world, industry collaborations. Current cross-course collaborations include filmmaking, photography, illustration and popular music.

Our writers fully engage with the lively arts and literary scenes in Leeds and beyond, where we run open mic nights, present work as part of literary festivals and spoken word nights, and support our writers to share their work. You will consider career paths and how to professionalise your creative practice, working with and gaining feedback from industry professionals. You will submit work to awards and competitions, supported by your peers and tutors, and make connections across the creative industries and literary world.

Entry requirements

We will consider all international qualifications specific to your country or region that are equivalent to those below.

A-levels: 104-120 UCAS points including an art/design-related subject

European Baccalaureate: 70%

International Baccalaureate Diploma: Successful completion of the IB Diploma Programme with a minimum of 26 points or the equivalent of 104-120 UCAS tariff points, including an art/design-related subject

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM

BTEC Diploma: DD

UAL Extended Diploma: Merit

UAL Foundation Diploma: Distinction

We will consider students who do not have art/design as part of their main study but have a portfolio that demonstrates their potential to succeed.

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