Writing in the Field (30 credits)
A broad introduction to the skills and techniques required to write from personal experience, whether about people, landscapes, the natural world, or a combination of all three. By using fieldcraft techniques, based on looking, listening, feeling and thinking, we explore ways of writing about the world around us.
Context, History and Genres in Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
An overview, both broad and focused, on the key developments in the travel writing and nature writing genres over time; including analysis of historical trends, specific authors and works, the history and development of both ‘travel’ and ‘nature’ as social pastimes, and the contemporary scene.
Advanced Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
Continuing from what we covered in Writing in the Field, you’ll develop new ways of writing about the world: pushing the boundaries of your writing style and content in order to learn what works best for you as a writer.
Professional Skills in Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
A practical guide to getting your work published across a range of different media and outlets, including newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, books and on TV and radio. Featuring advice from senior practitioners, editors and publishers. You’ll also learn to plan a trip requiring commissions, and do a pitch and interview of an idea for publication.
A Portfolio of Travel and Nature Writing (60 credits)
A 20,000 words portfolio of your best work, in a range of styles and formats, together with a reflective diary on your progress through the year.