The College of Cambridge’s first Master of Studies (MSt) in Creative Writing will explore the skill of writing in most its great shape and guises, not only novel writing, based on Course Director Dr Sarah Burton.
There’s always a component of writing that’s almost inexplicable – that’s the magical element that can’t be trained – that’s exactly what the student brings.
The 2-year, part-time course, operated by the Institute of Ongoing Education and developed with the Faculty of British, begins in October 2013 with applications for entry closing in the finish of the month (March).
But instead of focusing purely on fiction and inventive non-fiction, the MSt in Creative Writing may also consume political speechwriting, radio essays, stand-up comedy and polyphonic scripts for stage, screen and radio.
Students may also learn the skill of rapid story, flash fiction, writing for kids, in addition to poetry, literary non-fiction, critique, reviews, and travel writing within the newbie of study.
Guest loudspeakers will probably include Wendy Cope, Michael Holroyd and comedian Stewart Lee.
Dr Burton stated: “The MSt continues to be carefully made to work with people’s busy lives with intensive residential study pods strategically placed over the 2 yrs to allow the maximum participation. The very first year covers an array of genres and designs to inspire our authors to build up versatility through experimentation with new forms – while there’s the opportunity to concentrate on a professional strength, under expert supervision, within their second year.
“Writing for kids is frequently neglected which course is exclusive in supplying a exposure to a nearby school where ideas could be developed and workshopped having a live audience.”
Effective applicants towards the course will end up people of 1 of 3 Cambridge colleges (Wolfson, St Edmund’s and Lucy Cavendish) and can join the broader graduate community with full accessibility facilities from the College.
Dr David Frost, Tutor for Part-Time Students at Wolfson College, stated: “I am very excited at the possibilities of Creative Writing students becoming people in our college. We’re already an exciting postgraduate community including professionals for example journalists, lawyers, teachers, doctors and designers in addition to researchers within the arts and also the sciences. We’d love to include authors for this mix.”
Another unusual feature from the course is the fact that within the newbie critical writing is formally assessed, but creative writing isn’t.
Added Dr Burton: “Extensive feedback will be presented on creative writing, but we’re taking out the pressures of formal marking, freeing students to permit themselves to build up and extend their skills by getting permission to experiment, instead of select from the things they already prosper. This encourages ambitious and original, instead of conservative and ‘safe’, writing.”
The program tutors and guest loudspeakers are established literary professionals. Year one includes four modules, which occur in October, December, Feb and June: Finding Voices, Writing for Readers, Writing for Performance and Non-fiction. A four-day residency of intensive workshops, workshops and lectures forms the main of every module.
The 2nd year of study, by which students work more individually on their own selected genre, features two more short residential sessions at Madingley Hall and students will write a thesis by means of a portfolio of creative and demanding writing.
“The question of regardless of whether you can educate anybody to create is really a valid one, not to mention you can’t make anybody a author,” Dr Burton added. “However, you are able to nurture raw talent, help nascent authors find their very own voices and provide the type of advice and counsel that authors have in the past offered one another informally (Charles Lamb’s advice to Coleridge to ‘cultivate simplicity’ is a superb example) inside a structured and systematic way. There are other efficient routes to enhancing your writing than determining, on your own, how you can create certain effects. But it’s in no way a science. There’s always a component of writing that’s almost inexplicable – that’s the magical element that can’t be trained – that’s exactly what the student brings.”
Further information on course charges, entry and visa needs can be found in the ICE website. world wide web.ice.cam.ac.united kingdom/mst/prospective-mst-students/course-directory#c.
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