Components Of Programmes Of Study

Fiction Sessions
focus on the essential elements of writing short stories and novels. Students will explore short and long narratives through in-class exercises, interactions and exploration of a varied collection of published stories. They will investigate story structure, plot development, point of view, character, setting, dialogue, various styles of writing, critical thinking and reasoning, and the skill of revision.
Poetry Sessions
guides students in character creation and dramatic structure through reading contemporary dramatic texts and writing scenes which explore character, action, theatricality and dialogue.
Introduce students to the basic skills needed to write persuasive and intriguing personal essays and memoirs.
Non-Fiction Sessions
Guides students in character creation and dramatic structure through reading contemporary dramatic texts and writing scenes which explore character, action, theatricality and dialogue.
Playwriting Sessions

Scriptwriting (Film, TV, Radio, Newspaper etc)
Explores plot and the elements of a screenplay and radio drama with examples from top creative works.
explores how to write for newspapers and magazines and different skillsets for hard news vs. soft news, travel writing, sports features/sports reporting, reviews, articles, fillers and topical stories.
Writing for the Media
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.
Cost of Programme for Award of Certificate in Creative Writing
Tuition fees for Academic Year 2019/2020
  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
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

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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.