With our journalism and creative writing course you don’t have to pick between the two areas of interest. Our course offers the unique experience of combing both subjects, so you can develop your skills as a writer across different styles. During the course, you’ll cover everything you’ll need to know about journalism – from shorthand to digital media. You’ll also learn about the life of a journalist whether you want to write for a newspaper, magazine, or online platforms. On the creative writing side, you’ll learn how to critically examine different types of writing – our course gives you plenty of opportunities to experiment with language, styles and formats. This course prepares you to enter the industry as a professional journalist or go on to work in all sorts of creative industries, from creative writing to comedy. You’ll learn alongside professional authors, playwrights, scriptwriters, and journalists as you develop the skills you need. You’ll also get plenty of practice with opportunities like North Canada Story Festival and many others. This course is ideal if you want to improve your skills as a writer and gain a theoretical foundation of best writing practices. You’ll study all forms of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as drama and screenwriting. You’ll also take an in-depth look at the way journalism and writing industries are developing today. Learning to communicate effectively, you’ll learn essential journalism and creative writing skills such as narrative, character, and developing dialogue and conflict. Later in the course, you’ll take part in a work placement in order to put your new skills to practice in a work environment. Previously, we have placed our students with some of the most prestigious media outlets in the CA. We ensure that every student has full support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need. If you want a successful career in journalism or writing-based role, then this is the course to consider. We’ll help you develop the skills and relationships you need to thrive in your chosen career path.
Creative Writing and Journalism BA Honours
Our course allows you to develop your creative writing ability as well as gaining the skills needed to thrive as a journalist.
The BA Creative Writing and Journalism will give you a solid grounding in language and communication across a range of creative and journalistic genres and through a variety of media. It will also link you with the worlds of media, journalistic and literary employment. The first year of the course introduces you to essential journalism skills and creative writing skills that you can apply across a range of media, including narrative storytelling, finding your voice and exploring character, dialogue and conflict. In the second year you will have the opportunity to develop your creative strengths in such fields as fiction, scriptwriting (with the opportunity to have your script turned into a short film by BA Film students) and storytelling for games, as well as to develop and deepen your journalistic knowledge and skills across print, broadcast, online, mobile and emergent technologies. The third year gives you the opportunity to work in depth on an independent project, as well as to boost your employability through our innovative Entrepreneurship and Work Placement modules.