If you’re an aspiring writer, there’s no better place to hone your craft than the home of literary greats, Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
On this BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree, you’ll learn to write across various mediums. From stories to scripts and plays to poetry, you’ll develop your writing voice and improve your technique under the guidance of professional novelists, poets and playwrights.
The course develops your talent and prepares you for a career in writing. You’ll learn the skills to succeed in many creative and professional industries, from print and online media to film and television, as well as public relations, advertising and teaching.
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- Get to grips with techniques that writers have used for centuries and study contemporary skills to inspire and entertain your audience through the power of written word
- Learn from published authors, scriptwriters and media specialists who'll help you bring your ideas to life in creative workshops
- Share your work with fellow writers who are buzzing with fresh ideas
- Learn to write across a variety of mediums and genres including magazine articles, television dramas, stage plays, autobiography, travel writing, fan fiction and publicity campaigns
- Have the chance to publish your work in our annual anthology and course blog
- Glean tips and tricks from visiting professional writers like Andy McNab, Francesca Beard and Suzi Feay
- Get the opportunity to shadow theatre professionals and have your work performed on stage thanks to our links with Portsmouth's New Theatre Royal and other local theatres
Careers and opportunities
You’ll graduate from this Creative Writing degree course with the knowledge, skills and market awareness to succeed wherever your writing takes you, in whatever industry you choose.
What jobs can you do with a Creative Writing degree?
With the ability to take on roles in a variety of professional and creative sectors, previous graduates have gone on to become copywriters, journalists, theatre managers and editorial assistants in areas such as:
- creative writing (prose, poetry, script)
- advertising and marketing
- arts and events management
- local and community broadcasting
You could also go on to postgraduate study or research.
You'll get help and support from our Careers and Employability service in finding your first role and for 5 years after you graduate.