BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing


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COURSE OVERVIEW


Credits

360

University Validation

The Open University

Funding

Student Loans for UK / EU students, Private Funding

Part-time fees

UK / EEA: £5,580

Full-time fees

UK / EEA: £9,250, International: £15,000

UCAS code

W800

Application

Apply directly to us or through UCAS

Duration

3 years or 6 years

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time

Start Date

26/09/2019

Programme Specification

Programme Specification

Would you like to earn a living as a writer? Our Creative and Professional Writing course offers you, the next generation of writers, boundless opportunities for innovation in how your stories are told and enjoyed.

Designed and delivered by industry leaders, our writing degree will help you turn your creative ideas into finished pitches and professional proposals ready for publication. Whether your passion is fiction, script or stories for games and digital media our personal, supportive approach will help you become the writer you want to be.

VALIDATED BY:

    

As a creative and professional writing degree student at LCCM you will be taught by a team of specialist industry-based professionals, for example:

  • KT Forster, literary agent and media consultant – former MD of Virgin Books, advising on all aspects of writing, authorship and the book publishing industry;
  • David Varela, expert in stories for games, theatre, radio, TV and VR;
  • Oliver Gilbert, writer, music journalist, and cultural media and creative industries writing tutor;
  • Jenny Parrott, news journalist and crime reporter, before becoming a publisher, commissioning editor and author, Jenny has also lectured in creative writing and been a speaker at many literary festivals;
  • Tim Whiting, Publisher at Little Brown Publishers – an industry professional specialising in general non-fiction and specialist genre non-fiction;
  • Jane Gregory, literary agent and an industry leader in women’s crime fiction, founder of the Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction;
  • Mark Lewisohn, author, Mark is a world leading authority on The Beatles and award winning bestselling author;
  • Matt Allen, author – leading UK and bestselling ghostwriter, specialising in sports and non fiction genres;
  • Jaime Marshall, academic publisher and ex CEO of Palgrave Macmillan, a leading international academic publisher;
  • Andrew S. Walsh, award winning games writer who has been a writer, designer, director and story consultant;
  • Nigel Dobbyn, illustrator and comic strip producer with experience in digital design

WHAT OUR STUDENTS AND TUTORS SAY


“We give you industry-led tutors, access to professional organisations and networks that we are all part of.”

KT Foster

Program Leader

“I think the thing I like the most about studying here is the people: the staff and my peers make it a very encouraging environment and a very positive one. I feel like sometimes music can become quite competitive and I don’t feel that here.”

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton

BMus (Hons) Performance and Production student

“I chose LCCM because the atmosphere was totally different to the other schools that I looked at, it seemed much more genuine and the teachers were really friendly.”

Sahil Batra

BMus (Hons) Performance and Production student

“My favourite thing about LCCM is the fact that, having taught in a number of similar institutions, LCCM doesn’t have that corporate vibe that you get in a lot of the competition schools.”

Pete Cater

Drum Tutor

“If you are looking for a place where you want to develop your professional skills but also be very excited by the actual business of making music, then LCCM is a good place to study.”

Roland Perrin

Head of Piano

“One of the things that I like most about studying at LCCM is the teachers. They’re great teachers, fun, relaxed, really experienced and they know a lot about what they are talking about.”

Benjamin Harrison

Cert HE Music Performance 1st year student

“I chose LCCM because it’s the most well-rounded music college in London. The facilities are fantastic, they offer one-to-one tuition, which is really good, and the level of teaching is really high.”

Aaron

Bass Course

“If you want to be at a school where you do performance, theory and live music every day of your life, then yes, I would recommend it.”

Tom

Bass Course

“This is the best place to go. Unlike other places that have classes of twenty to thirty people, with the one-to-ones it’s just you.”

Frankie Connolly

BMus Guitar course

“It’s been a hardworking year, but I've learnt a lot and it has been very inspiring.”

Joe

First year piano

“Enrolling at LCCM was the best thing I've done for my music career, you have to be in London to do music.”

Andrew

First year piano

“I chose LCCM because there's no other music course that I've discovered that goes in the direction I want. Here there is a big focus on the horns, learning jazz and harmony.”

James

BMus performance course - Trumpet

“I wanted to go somewhere where I felt comfortable. Teachers are very relaxed but meticulous at the same time, making you focus on your weaknesses.”

Happiness

Singer

“You would want to come on this course if you are interested in working with musicians, writers and other people in creative media and the creative industries.”

David Harvey

Program Leader

“What I'm looking for in a song writing student is someone who’s got the drive and the passion to develop the kind of discipline of writing all the time. That passion, that urgency and that need to create and express something in their songs are ideally the main ingredients we’re looking for.”

Mike McAvoy

Subject leader in Songwriting

“We’re into all sorts of music - we’re not a rock school or a pop school, we’re into everything. We’ve had heavy metal bands, jazz bands and everything in between, and this make us quite unusual.”

Darius Khwaja

Principal

What you can do

  • Blogger and vlogger
  • Content writer
  • Film or TV scriptwriter
  • Freelance or published author
  • Games writer
  • In-house commercial writer
  • Journalist
  • Literary or creative project manager
  • Magazine or book editor
  • Marketing communications manager
  • Publisher
  • Teacher

Why choose us

  • Personal, friendly environment
  • Course you can customise
  • Industry-leading professional tutors
  • One to one tutor support
  • Small class sizes
  • Study in the heart of creative London
  • Superb facilities and resources
  • Unique opportunities to collaborate with software and music students to develop cutting edge digital projects, games, and cross platform interactive narratives
  • Lifelong friends and professional contacts

Extra activities

As a writing student at LCCM you will benefit from exciting opportunities both within the programme structure and beyond – including guest lectures from leading exponents in the field, along with masterclass events.
Unique access to work placements and relevant professional networks linking student practice to the profession.

COURSE STRUCTURE


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff 120 points

Minimum of two full Level 3 qualifications to be considered (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), one of which must be English Literature or English Language.

*N.B. An Access to Higher Education course, or a BTEC Extended Diploma can be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or a recognised Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

A level B B B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM

Additional entry requirements

Interview

In addition to the standard entry criteria for “All Undergraduate Courses”, entry on to the programme will be determined by your “Writing Examples” and interview. All candidates with the minimum entry requirements and whose portfolio demonstrates the capability to complete this programme will be offered an interview.

Direct entry into Years 2 and 3 are available for this course.

These will be subject to an interview with the Programme Leader and an identifiable route of prior study to the correct level.

For direct entry to Year 2, applicants must have at least 120 UCAS credits.

For direct entry to Year 3, applicants must have at least 240 credits.

 

Portfolio

Writing Examples

Please submit some examples of your original writing. We cannot accept more than 2000 words. You may also be required to complete a practical writing skills test as part of your interview.

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