Canterbury Christ Church University

BA Creative and Professional Writing with Foundation Year

A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.

We put employability right at the heart of this degree. All our tutors have recent industry experience.

They’ll teach you the essential skills for good writing: control of language, precision, imagination and a deep understanding of the context in which you write.

During the course you’ll dive into creative forms such as fiction, poetry, drama and game narratives. You’ll gain confidence as you explore the wide range of job options open to professionally trained writers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

You do not need to have significant prior knowledge of arts and humanities related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

Career Prospects

The course aims to develop a range of skills that will prepare students for employment as writers in a variety of roles: journalism, advertising, publishing, and marketing. However, the Creative and Professional Writing degree also opens up opportunities to work in a variety of administrative or managerial settings, as well as in public sector roles such as teaching. For entrepreneurial students, we teach essential skills for working freelance or running a small business. This course also provides a great foundation for further study towards a professional qualification, for example in journalism, business or marketing.

Course Details

The foundation year is designed to help you develop self-confidence, knowledge and skills in a highly supportive environment, so you are prepared to study at degree level. You'll learn about arts and humanities and will begin to understand research methods and skills that are needed as you progress through the degree.

Year 1

Poetry, Drama and Fiction 1
Poetry, Drama and Fiction 2
Non-Fiction and Commercial Writing
Creative Readers and Professional Bookworms
Writing and Wellbeing
Contextual Studies

Year 2

Professional Practice 1
Digital Literature
Experiments in Writing
Place and Space
Playwriting
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Year 3

Professional Practice 2
Individual Study
Digital Literature
Experiments in Writing
Place and Space
Playwriting

Foundation:
Life and Study
Understanding Arts and Humanities
Being Human
Experiencing the Humanities
Foundation English Literature
The Write Stuff: The Basics of being a Writer

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