Whether you see yourself as a novelist, a professor, a lawyer, or a software engineer, great readers and writers evolve into something even greater at Hollins. If you have a passion for storytelling and want to pursue a career using your writing talents, the online creative writing degree at SNHU is ideal for getting you started on the right path. If you’re an aspiring writer and a literature enthusiast, this is the degree combination for you. The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. If exploring the creative side of business sounds appealing, an online creative writing degree can prepare you for a variety of positions, including author, advertising copywriter, editor, ghostwriter, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and speechwriter. The creative writing minor covers all the requirements for the major concentration without the need to satisfy the major requirements. The program gives you the option of pursuing a general track or choosing a concentrations to tailor your degree to your interests.
We rank #1 in Wales for English and Creative Writing (NSS 2016)You will be taught by staff who are distinguished practising writers and published authors across a broad spectrum of literary fieldsYou will be encouraged to develop your creative and critical writing skillsYou will be encouraged to expand your range and capabilities as a writer to enable you to work confidently in a variety of forms and genresWe offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarshipYou will have the opportunity to explore. You will begin your degree by acquiring knowledge of a wide range of literature and the methods we use to understand writing and other forms of cultural representation. The Creative Writing pathway will complement and enhance your experience of studying English Literature by encouraging you to apply the critical and theoretical tools you have developed to improve your creative writing ability. Studying English Literature and Creative Writing in combination allows you to develop your skills as a writer, whilst setting your own work and aspirations in the context of the wider literary world. Alongside this you will explore the professional aspects of contemporary writing and editing and will be supported in finding your own ‘voice’. Our School of English and Languages has an excellent reputation for challenging, innovative, forward-thinking teaching and research in literature and creative writing, and was ranked number one in the English Studies category of the 2016 National Student Survey. You will be given a foundation in all main genres of creative writing: poetry, prose, drama and media writing.
Our BA programme introduces you to a broad range of types and periods of literature with a huge range of different areas to pursue, from medieval literature to Twenty-First-Century digital literary culture. Melding the two together leaves you with a great knowledge of existing literature, allowing you to better understand how to create your own. Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. Unusually for a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, we also offer the opportunity to undertake a Professional Training placement, giving you experience in degree-related professions such as publishing, marketing, the media industries, teaching, creative writing or arts administration. English is a very traditional Arts subject, but when combined with the innovative Creative Writing modules it is a course that is ever changing and exciting.
You will be taught by award winning writers and benefit from regular guest talks by visiting writers. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study. You will be immersed in a supportive and vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published authors from every field Our Staff All academic staff in the Department of English and Creative Writing are active scholars and experts in their fields. You will also be able to tailor your degree with a number of specialist optional modules that focus on specific periods and themes from the medieval to the contemporary and from children’s literature to American fiction. In your final year you will have the opportunity to take part in a writing retreat at a country house in mid Wales – an amazing opportunity to spend time with fellow students and staff, developing your final year projects and dissertations, in a splendid rural setting.
Hollins receives national recognition for our creative writing program and has a bright history of producing successful writers. I chose English and Creative Writing because I was looking for a course with an element of both traditional and modern learning. I found that everything they said is quite true as far as the strength of the English department. Katie Clemons turned an obsession with personal essays into a business she calls Gadanke. Our Lecturers either hold or are working towards a Higher Education teaching qualification and the majority of academic staff also hold the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 8-week terms per year. Student Views Pouring through the literature provided on the English side of the course constantly expands your knowledge, enabling you to really exist in the world of the Romantics, or feminists of the 1900s. Our unique online creative writing degree allows you to take creative writing courses from the start.
Explore and discover the diversity and multitude of identities within American culture. When I recited a poem to finish a presentation in a zoology class, my professor was enthusiastic about my fusion of the two topics. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities.