The University of East Anglia has a long tradition of providing courses in the writing of fiction, poetry and drama and has close and active links with the world of contemporary writing. As an introduction to the demands and challenges of creative practice, we offer Creative Writing as a subsidiary subject taken in conjunction with the study of English Literature.
This programme combines the study of English literature with the chance to develop your creative writing skills in classes usually taught by practising and published writers. There are classes in writing poetry, prose and drama, and in each case the aim is to complement the critical study of literature with insights gained from the practice of writing itself. Literature modules form about two thirds of the programme, creative writing about a third. If you are to be considered for this programme, you must be able to produce samples of your creative writing on request. Please note: creative writing modules are also available as options to students registered on other degree programmes.