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Applications for new MA Creative Writing at Brunel University now open for 2013

Building on Brunel's existing strength in Creative Writing, the new Master's programme will complement the existing MA Creative Writing: The Novel by offering students more breadth of study.

The course will allow students to develop skills in a variety of creative modes including short story, the novel, life writing, screen writing, feature and travel writing. It will also examine how to make a career out of creative writing, preparing students for doctoral study, professional authorship and careers in creative writing teaching, the creative arts or arts administration.

All modules will be delivered by writers and academics who are experts in their field. Creative writing teaching staff include acclaimed novelists Will Self, Matt Thorne and Bernardine Evaristo, screen writer Max Kinnings, feature and travel writer Celia Brayfield and Benjamin Zephaniah a pioneer of the performance poetry scene.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn from high-profile visiting authors who in the past have included Zadie Smith, Jim Crace and Andrew Motion.

Course convenor David Fulton said: "What really makes this programme distinctive is the diversity of syllabus. Students will become equally proficient in a wide range of genres allowing them to try their hand at different forms of writing and to develop their writer identity before deciding where they want to focus. The module on career skills also means that when students  finish the course they will have the transferable skills needed to succeed wherever their path takes them."quot;

For more details about the course and information about how to apply please visit the MA Creative Writing website.