When you join the Creative Writing course you enter a community of committed writers, both students and lecturers, who will support you as you develop your own direction in creative writing.
Study Creative Writing at Bedfordshire and you will learn from experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni who present readings, seminars and workshops.
They come from a variety of backgrounds, in fantasy and horror, in innovative writing, and in multimedia, cross-media, web-based and performance writing. You will have the opportunity to work in all of these areas and more.
In addition to School-wide facilities shared with other courses we also have:
In May 2017 the BA (Hons) Creative Writing team won the Staff Team of the Year award at the Vice Chancellor's Student Experience Awards for the whole of the University of Bedfordshire.
Check out what the Creative Writing team are saying on Twitter
Over the years a variety writers have presented seminars, talks, workshops and readings, including poets John Hegley, Lawrence Upton, David Miller, fiction writer Mike French (with illustrator Karl Brown), US fiction-writer and editor Lou Rowan and poets Holly Pester and Jamie Wilkes (Holly subsequently worked as a visiting lecturer for a year).
Award winning young adult author Teri Terry completed her Masters by Research in Creative Writing here in 2012, submitting her first novel, Slated.
Fantasy author Edward Cox completed a Bachelors degree and Masters by Research in Creative Writing. He has gone on to publish a successful fantasy trilogy?The Relic Guild.
Children’s Literature Marketing Manager for MacMillan, Kat McKenna, has presented talks on the publishing industry.
We will encourage you to broaden your experience across a range of extra curricular activities, to build your portfolio and multiply your opportunities for the future.These include:
While studying creative writing at the School of Culture and Communications you will have lots of opportunities to produce and perform your work, building your confidence and your portfolio.
You can see work from our students in the Creative Writing Anthology 2019/20.
And here is an example of one of our students' visual work.
As a creative writing graduate of the School of Culture and Communications you will join a growing band of former students who have gone on to have successful careers in the creative industries.
Evaldas is one half of No Pun Included, a board games Youtube review channel, subject of a recent successful Kickstarter campaign to allow it from a hobby to a professional enterprise.
Clive Gresswell is a published author. His latest book Rages of the Carbolic?is available now from Knives Forks and Spoons
Ed is a successful fantasy novelist with a trilogy The Relic Guild published by Gollancz. He has also has two novellas published, along with a host of short stories, reviews, articles and poems. View his website
Juliet Troy is a published poet. Her collection, Motherboard is available from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2017 and has three self-published books available online at Kindle, all well-reviewed. She also has a Masters by Research in Creative Writing from University of Bedfordshire.
Cathy Weedon is a published poet. Her poetry collection called 1-50 was published by Blart Books (2015). This was written as the creative submission for her Masters by Research in Creative Writing at University of Bedfordshire.