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MAProfessional Writing

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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Overview

On this commercially focused skills you need to write flexibly course, you’ll develop the core and effectively.

Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, marketing copy, magazine features or screenplays, you’ll learn how to tailor your work to competitive and fast-moving markets, developing a high-quality portfolio along with the confidence and professionalism you need to forge a successful career.

The MA has a strong reputation for giving talented writers the skills needed to build a viable career. That’s because we recognise that only by working to exacting, real-world standards can you rise to the tough demands of life as a writer.

You’ll be immersed in the world of writing from the outset, learning how to create compelling narratives and voices before going on to apply these techniques to the specialist areas of your choice. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the content industry, and of how to raise your own professional profile within it, and will be part of a lively and supportive community of fellow writers.

On graduation you’ll be primed to tackle the writing industry head on — with a portfolio and accomplished working style ready to impress potential employers and meet any writing challenge.

Programme structure

Study Blocks 1 & 2

You’ll start by developing your core writing skills across a range of formats, then choose two specialist options from a selection that includes Fiction, Non-fiction, Scriptwriting, and Business & Editorial Writing — building a portfolio that showcases your abilities.

To help guide your choice of specialism, you’ll take a module that looks at how writers work in different areas of the content industry. You’ll also learn how to use the web and social media to build a profile as a writer.

After completing your specialist options, you’ll take a module in research skills. As part of this, you’ll carry out industry-focused research and develop a proposal for a longer creative project — your MA project.

Study Block 3

In the final part of the course, you’ll work independently on this project, supported by a specialist tutor. To accompany your project, you’ll write a contextual essay focusing on an aspect of your writing practice.

Enhanced learning opportunities We are delighted to host the Writers in Residence programme. Wyl Menmuir is Writer in Residence in 2017, and previous Writers in Residence have included Emily Barr, Matt Haig, Lionel Shriver, Owen Sheers and Philip Marsden.

Students have the opportunity to attend the London Book Fair and Port Eliot Festival.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have forged careers across the publishing and content industry. Potential careers include:

o Full-time author
o Entertainment blogger
o App content creator
o Freelance journalist
o Website editor
o Business writer
o Script editor
o Press officer
o Playwright

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States