MA Writing - Imaginative Practice: University of East London

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MA Writing - Imaginative Practice: University of East London, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD, London, United Kingdom
Humanities and Arts
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1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
+44 (0)20 8223 7641


About the programme

The MA in Writing is an innovative, eclectic, and unique full-time or part-time programme for writers who are looking to expand and deepen their writing practice.

This programme offers an exciting, mixed-genre approach to writing, allowing you to hone your writing through critical creative practice. The programme offers fertile ground for experimentation and the possibility to break from old forms and traditional restrictions. There is a focus on new writing, allowing you to expand personal frontiers and create hybrid form. The programme also places an emphasis on producing work for publication, performance and/or production that expresses contemporary writing and a cosmopolitan, international flavour.

Career opportunities

While the programme provides the groundwork for future novelists and writers working in poetic forms (whether that be in the printed word, music, or art installation), there will also be, among the graduates, emerging dramaturges with skills in script development and an engagement in critical approaches to performance writing. These skills can lead to careers in the performing arts and the film and television industry as script readers and editors, as well as providing a firm foundation for those interested in becoming future theatre directors, playwrights, and screenwriters.

Admission requirments

Normally, they require a related first degree (2.1), in addition to an interview and submission of a writing sample. Mature applicants with a degree or equivalent experience, who may not meet the entrance criteria above, but who can demonstrate their potential as writers and a strong desire to participate in the programme, are encouraged to apply.

This programme requires an excellent standard of English. If English is not your first language, they require that you demonstrate your English language skills by achieving an overall IELTS score of 7.0, including a minimum of 7.0 for the written element or an overall TOEFL score of 2627/63, with a minimum score of 5.0 TWE.

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