Isn't it time to put to bed the rhetoric of the past when uea made creative writing courses popular, producing ian mcewans and rose tremains on a yearly basis this supposed golden age of the 1960s is long gone and yet writing courses remain popular the new creative writing ma and undergraduate. The university of east anglia is adding a masters in crime fiction to its creative writing programme, which will launch in september 2015 the new masters will address the genre from a critical, theoretical and historical perspective as well incorporating a large creative writing component publisher little. Christie watson , is a graduate of the creative writing course at the university of east anglia watson, whose book tiny sunbirds far away is nominated in the first-novel category, chose her course wisely the ma was founded in 1971 by angus wilson and malcolm bradbury for writers of originality and. The ma prose fiction at uea is the oldest and most prestigious creative writing programme in the uk it is uniquely focused on the writing of fiction we take a rigorous and creative approach to enable you to develop your ideas, voice, technique and craft our students' success is unparalleled – around 38% go on to publish. Questions by andrew cowan, course director, ma in creative writing, uea richard, what was your background – what were you doing before you came to uea writing.
This all changed when sir malcolm bradbury and sir angus wilson founded a creative writing ma at the university of east anglia, the very first of its kind in the uk if you head down to floor 02, right in the depths of uea's library, you will find the british archive for contemporary writing, home to an extensive. But a quick search on the ucas website shows 459 masters-level courses in creative writing true, part-time and full-time and there was a time (yes, at uea, albeit many years ago), when a writer said she wanted to write crime, and felt the frost settling on the interview panel however, the postmodern. Who is it for we take students of any age and from anywhere in the world all you need is a desire to write exciting words and spend two years working on a novel this is the only creative writing ma in the uk or usa which helps you write a whole novel and it works: one in six of our students currently goes on to sell their. The ma biography and creative non-fiction is for anyone seeking to develop their writing in the increasingly diverse and exciting genre of non-fiction uea is the country's leading.
Another student of bradbury's, my colleague the novelist andrew cowan ( currently director of the prose strand of the ma in creative writing at uea), has a memory of him teaching 'in a cloud of pipe-smoke' those were the days as a writer working at uea, one is very much aware of his presence his spirit seems to haunt. Graduate equipped to launch your career as a publishing writer and teacher of writing year one of this two-year programme is identical to our world-renowned ma in creative writing (prose fiction.
When i first mentioned applying for a creative writing ma, a relative saved me a newspaper clipping a big scam, the article concluded such an ma to anyone despite claims that all writing graduates are taught to churn out work in the same (ie the tutor's) style, nobody teaches much of anything at uea. Prof andrew cowan: director of creative writing (academic) prof tiffany atkinson: director of creative writing (partnerships) dr jacob huntley: english literature with creative writing ba dr philip langeskov: creative writing (prose fiction) ma dr naomi wood: creative writing (prose fiction) ma mr henry sutton:.