In recent years, many of our visitors have given private masterclasses for MA students.
UEA is situated in Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, a designation that we marked with the creation of a Visiting Professorship that has been held by, among others, novelists Margaret Atwood and Ali Smith, dramatist Timberlake Wertenbaker, and crime writer Ian Rankin.
It isn't going to help you indeed it may hinder you with a career in publishing because everything about it says you are only in publishing until you can establish yourself as a writer. What employers want is experience and proven practical skills rather than endless bits of paper.
Yes I completely understand, the getting into publishing was an after thought, that is not going to be my primary parameter to choose between Warwick and UEA.
Apart from tv work, other graduates work in writing, journalism, advertising copywriting and PR. Feel like resurrecting this thread, because I've got a bit of a dilemma, albeit a far-off one. For that, I'm going to have to take a postgraduate NCTJ course, such as the ones at Cardiff and Sheffield.
However, I've been researching the Creative Writing MA at UEA and it just looks perfect, provided I could actually get into the course (which would be difficult, since it's v. I'm a keen poet and would love to incorporate creative writing as part of my career, such as being a part-time freelance writer.But each module at Warwick is a semester long: so I don't know how sustained the workshop experience will be.I know ultimately it's how much time I dedicate, but the course structure and all will surely make a difference too.We hope you have an incredible time exploring our beautiful campus and meeting our wonderful staff and students!pic.twitter.com/z G9y Filop O Happy #National Read ABook Day !Hey, I got postgraduate offers for University of East Anglia and Warwick for the creative writing course. UEA is MA Creative Writing Poetry While the Writing Program at Warwick is slightly different: you choose 5 different modules over two semesters ranging from non-fiction, children's fiction, eco-poetry, music, script etc.While currently I'm leaning towards poetry writing and would like to specialize, I wouldn't mind trying out prose as well (but I haven't written a lot of prose for a while so I'm slightly less confident).It is very noticeable that UEA stresses the writing achievements of its alumni while Warwick stresses the writing achievements of its faculty.One factor to bear in mind is that creative writing is UEA's signature course.Run by Faber & Faber, these courses are run by well established writers, not academics, and you will come away feeling energised and enthused for writing rather than saddled with debt.I know somebody who went to UEA for MA creative writing and she landed a job on television script writing team for along running tv series.