Funding available for the DMU Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media

Two sources of funding have been announced for students on the De Montfort University Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media in 2007-8.

1. The Institute Of Creative Technologies is offering twelve Masters-level studentships for the coming academic year 2007-2008. The studentships are worth 10,000 GBP each and are available to UK full-time students only. Applications from part-time or overseas students will not be considered. One of these studentships is allocated to the Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media. For details of the award see

2. There is also a Faculty of Humanities Writer’s Scholarship. There will be one award worth £1500 available to students on the Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media. All students holding an offer of a place will be considered on the basis of the writing sample submitted as part of the application for the course.

About the Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media (applicants) (current students)

The course is designed for writers interested in experimenting with new formats and exploring the potential of new technologies in their writing. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, blogs or hypertext, we will help you develop your individual voice in a supportive and creative atmosphere which is challenging, interdisciplinary and international. Students may study full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). Please note that we do not currently offer poetry.

This 95% distance learning course has a unique commitment to the connections between writing and new media and offers an excellent online experience combined with one week ‘s intensive study at the De Montfort University campus. You will enjoy 1-1 tutorial support, lively workshops with fellow students and the opportunity to create collaborative and interactive projects. The course is designed by Professor Sue Thomas, writer and former Artistic Director of the trAce Online Writing Centre, and Kate Pullinger, acclaimed novelist and new media writer. It has extensive links with important initiatives including DMU ‘s Institute of Creative Technologies, research into digital narratives and new media writing, and the creative, digital and publishing industries. For example, this year students have collaborated with Penguin Books on the Million Penguins Wikinovel

Guest lecturers vary each year but in 2006-7 have included Randy Adams, Ronni Bennett, Alan Bigelow, Suw Charman, Christy Dena, Jeanie Finlay, Caitlin Fisher, Chris Joseph (babel), Marjorie Luesebrink, Carolyn Miller, Nick Montfort, Rita Raley, Howard Rheingold, Alan Sondheim, Maurice Suckling, Tim Wright, and others.

And look out for related events like the Women, Business & Blogging Conference, 8 June 07

For more information please contact:
Promotion & Recruitment Centre
Faculty of Humanities
Clephan Building
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0) 116 2506470
Fax: + 44 (0) 116 2577199