It could also be phrased as ‘Can you learn creative writing?So if we aren’t sure that creative writing can really be taught, why are creative writing courses on the rise? I have done screenwriting courses, master classes at the London Book Fair, and a diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford.
It’s worth noting that each university will teach it differently and may focus on different areas (for instance, my BA focused on short stories), so do your research beforehand.
Some degrees (such as the one from University of East Anglia) are highly respected.
The earlier on you start networking, the easier it’ll be later on in your career.
Every writer has their strength and as the course goes on, you’ll start to find yours. This is how you find out what works in your work, and what you need to improve on.
Saying you have a degree from one of these places is much more impressive than from somewhere that’s lesser known. Just that some universities—even the smaller ones—are more well known in some industries than others.
Every degree course is different, even if they have the same title.
(I know I’ve read this on her blog but can’t find it anywhere, if anyone can find the link I’d really appreciate it if you could take a minute to share it with me!
)Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad for you.
These include things like originality, control of language and references.
It varies from course to course, but they have to make the criteria available to students.