Applications are invited from candidates who wish to be considered for admission to the Creative Writing Academy (CWA) to pursue a Certificate in Creative Writing.
It should be noted that selection of applicants will be based on a competitive cut-off point for the year. Candidates awaiting results are eligible to apply.
The Award of Certificate in Creative Writing is a one-year programme aimed at writers who wish to develop or polish their Creative Skills. The programme adopts an all-encompassing approach to the discipline of creative writing, taking in a variety of genres and exploring the major forms of prose, poetry and scripts.
The academic year consists of three terms, commencing in September, with an additional start date in January each year.
Students may study Full-time, Part-time (evenings/weekend) or Online.
Part-time and Online study allows students to structure their learning around work and other circumstances.
Places are limited to ensure a constructive atmosphere for workshops.
The programme comprises writing exercises and literary analysis aimed at guiding students to understand:
The social and historical situations in which literature is written and read
The structure and functions of Language
The power of diction in literature
The distinctive character of texts written in the principal literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama and other types of writing
The power of imagination in literary creation