Sessions

Fiction Sessions
Fiction sessions focus on the essential elements of writing short stories.
Poetry Sessions
Poetry sessions give attention to narrative, lyric, and dramatic poetry, and participants will be introduced to traditional and contemporary poets.
Non-fiction sessions will introduce participants to the basic skills needed to write persuasive and intriguing personal essays and memoirs.
Non-Fiction Sessions
Scriptwriting sessions will acquaint participants with character creation and dramatic structure through reading contemporary dramatic texts.
Scriptwriting Sessions
Writing for the Media (Film, TV, Radio, Newspaper, etc.). These sessions will teach plot and the elements of a screenplay with examples from top creative works. The sessions will examine how to write for newspapers and magazines.
Writing for the Media (Film, TV, Radio, etc.)
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If you can maintain the necessary self-discipline, the benefits of eLearning are almost too numerous to count.
E-Learning

Sufficient study time (approximately 15 hours per week) and active engagement in group tutorial discussions are an essential part of the study process.
Learning takes place in a supportive environment that provides all the benefits of studying as part of a community.
The technology-based approach means that our programmes are highly flexible, and students can study from anywhere in the world and at a time that is convenient to them.
We have a dedicated academic, administrative and technical support team.
Key Points
Students will be part of an active learning community with regular contacts and activities.
Students must be willing to share their experience and be active members of their tutorial group.
Cost of Programme
Fees in subsequent years are subject to confirmation.
Students can spread the cost of their tuition fees. 50% at registration, 25% in the second month and 25% in the third month.
Students can spread the cost of their tuition fees.
  Ghanaian Students International Students
FULL TIME GHS 4,500 $4,500
PART-TIME GHS 4,500 $4,500
E-LEARNING GHS 3,600 $3,600
REGISTRATION GHS 200 $200
Cost of Programme for Award of Certificate in Creative Writing
Tuition fees for Academic Year 2019/2020
Scholarship
Our Scholarship provides full or partial financial support for tuition fees.
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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.

Admission Overview

Admission Criteria

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

Creating Writing Academy Admission Overview

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Admission Structure

Students may study Full-time, Part-time or Online.

Part-time and Online study allows students to structure their learning around work and other circumstances

Modules

•   The Art of the Short Story
•   Theory and Practice in Contemporary Poetry
•   The Novel as a Narrative
•   Scriptwriting for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
•   Writing for Media

Students will be required to complete all the above modules. Assessments will comprise a Creative Portfolio geared towards publication at the end of the year.