The BA Creative Writing at Brunel University is one of the oldest-established in the UK, and is taught by an uniquely qualified teaching staff fully active in the fields of literature, film, journalism, academia and new media. You will work within a vibrant academic discipline that specialises in contemporary literature and culture, and be part of a School dedicated to the contemporary arts. We are a forward-thinking, industry-focused course that will help you achieve the best from yourself.
BA English with Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level.
This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres. The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability.
This innovative new combination of the excellent BA Creative Writing and Games Design at Brunel University will allow you to develop your own writing skills as well as equip you for a potential career applying them in the games industry. Many questions of narrative and storytelling are at the heart of our study of games, which comes from an Arts perspective and does not require any programming or computing specialisms. You'll study games in the same depth as other texts you read and write,and find that many of the skills taught by the Creative Writing side of the programme can be cross-applied to games design, and vice-versa. The course has an excellent relationship with the games industry, and Brunel frequently hosts guest lectures from all manner of games design professionals.