Find out more about our undergraduate courses at: www2. They place their strongest emphasis on the study of literature, but also include creative writing and the study of film and other media.
The Department of English at Manchester Met is large and diverse, so whatever area of the subject you're passionate about, it's likely that you'll find an expert academic or creative writer who shares and will nurture that passion. All strands of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to study abroad for a term. Alongside our full degree programmes, we offer a range of stand-alone short courses.
Available to study as discrete, one-off units, many of these courses also provide the option to accrue credits towards a postgraduate qualification in either Creative Writing or English Studies. For a list of our short courses, details of dates and costs, and to apply, visit: www2. Encompassing a range of critical and creative subjects, short courses in English and Creative Writing at Manchester Met are delivered by a team of fully research-active staff, widely-published writers and visiting industry experts.
Many of our short courses can be taken as Continuing Professional Development CPD units, with assessed work submitted for formal accreditation. Our Creative Writing PhD is a practice-based programme taught by teams of published creative writers and highly regarded literary scholars.
I've never believed creative writing courses can teach you to write if you have no talent, but I knew this course would give me dedicated time to write, feedback from tutors and fellow students, and that most useful of all things — a deadline.
I went on to publish my novel with Sceptre, and then wrote a further four. Four more students from my cohort gained publishing deals, including the best-selling author Sophie Hannah and Bafta-winning screenwriter Sam Bain. Returning to Manchester to lecture on that same course, I discovered a love for helping new writers find their focus and learn to play to their strengths. But I soon became troubled by the relationship between academia and the craft of writing.
With thousands of hopeful writers now passing through university turnstiles, I'm dubious about the real worth of the MA, the PhD or, more ambiguous still, the "certificate of creative writing" they end up with. In my experience, what most writers on university postgrad courses really want is to find out if they can write a publishable novel.
In , working as a literary agent, I launched Curtis Brown Creative, the first agency-led writing school. My conviction was that a literary agency is in a prime position to find talented writers, help them to get the best out of their writing, and educate them in the ways of today's publishing industry.
We're unencumbered by university bureaucracy or the mismatch between academia's ideas of literary worth and the kind of novels people want to buy and read. We don't — and shouldn't — promise publication.One minute, one-to-one tutorial with Andrew Michael Hurley. Semester 1 You may choose to take two workshops - one in fiction writing and one in poetry - or you may take one workshop and one seminar. The virtual reality experience is called Backslide.
Please note, though we will accept Young Adult fiction, we are unable to consider novels written for children. It helped me to understand how I weigh up who might be a good match for my work. Crime Fiction About the course Play detective by putting selected crime stories under the metaphorical microscope and identify the specific aspects of style, craft, tone, plotting and characterisation that make them intriguing to read. What Students Say
Writing About Relationships About the course Human relationships are the beating heart of fiction. You will write the last two or three scenes of a play. Further details and course contacts The next course will run over two days at Manchester Met on 20th and 21st June Four more students from my cohort gained publishing deals, including the best-selling author Sophie Hannah and Bafta-winning screenwriter Sam Bain.
The unit combines critical study of utopias and dystopias with creative work within the genre. They will usually be assessed by one 6,word essay or the equivalent. To apply for accredited study, download our application form. Tackle self-doubt. The Centre for New Writing also hosts a regular public event series, Literature Live, which brings contemporary novelists and poets to the University to read and engage in conversation.
Core units combine to make credits, with the remaining 60 credits allocated to the dissertation. Those submitting assessed work for accreditation will complete a 2,word lesson plan and a 1,word critical commentary. Through close reading and discussion, students will discover how the narrative techniques which are essential elements of utopias and dystopias can be applied in other modes of fiction writing. Just what I had had been looking for.
Please note: this course is open to those who would like to start writing a novel as well as those who are already working on a book. Find out more about our undergraduate courses at: www2. Discussions and workshops are aimed at developing your skills as a writer and enriching your experience of reading historical novels.
Those submitting assessed work for accreditation will complete a 2,word children's story and a 1,word critical commentary. The Centre is founded on the simple but important principle that good writing and good reading go together. Write like a Grrrl welcomes self-identifying women and non-binary writers of all ages and backgrounds. Please note, though we will accept Young Adult fiction, we are unable to consider novels written for children. But we attract loads of applicants so that we can be selective about who we take, and we maximise their chances of success by bombarding them with everything we know about how to make their novels fly and how to pitch them.
You will also have access to Literature Live, a fortnightly reading series bringing the best contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester, skills-related sessions delivered by professionals in the publishing industry, and regular visits from literary agents and editors.