Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media – APPLY NOW FOR AUTUMN 2007 ENTRY

Applications are being considered for Autumn 2007 entry to the Online MA in Creative Writing & New Media at De Montfort University. (applicants) (current students)

The Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media 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.

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.

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

Please note that we regret we do not currently offer poetry.

Students may study full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years)

What kinds of people take this course?
This is our first year but you can read about the Class of 2006 here

***New for 2007***
Faculty of Humanities Writers 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.

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