First crop of professional writing students complete new MA
course at University College Falmouth
The first batch of students to complete the MA in Professional
Writing at University College Falmouth have something extra
to celebrate this Christmas, four gained distinctions and
four have succeeded in placing their work with literary agents.
Several others have already managed to find rewarding work
in various branches of the media.
Course leader Christina Bunce, said: "We were
extremely pleased at the quality of the students' final
writing projects and I'm happy to say that the external
examiners felt the same way. They were impressed not only
by the sheer variety of the writing, everything from chick-lit
novels to comedy screenplays and commercial websites, but
also by the very high standard overall."
Helen Shipman, whose novel-in-progress 'Learning to
Drown' gained a distinction, said: "It's
been a challenging year and I think we've all found
that the course has made big demands on our energy and creativity.
It's a wonderful feeling to know that all the hard work
was worthwhile." Helen's novel is now with
a leading London literary agency.
Sam Bowhay based her MA project on copywriting and publicity
work that she undertook for Cornish Oasis, a new website showcasing
Cornish plants and plant-based products. Sam said: "It's
been a fantastic learning experience for me, and it was particularly
exciting to be able to use my work on a live commercial project
as the basis for my MA. Sam is planning to work as a
freelance copywriter and has already succeeded in landing
several commissions since finishing her studies.
The MA/PgDip in Professional Writing is a one-year course
that prepares students to participate as writers in today's
demanding media industries. Students can choose between a
range of units including Fiction, Feature Writing, TV Scriptwriting
and Writing Creatively for Business, all of which are taught
by successful practising writers. For their final MA projects,
each student is matched with a writer working in their specific
field of interest.
Work by this year's intake of professional writing
students can be seen in the award-winning online magazine
they run at www.bloc-online.com.
For further information about the MA/PgDip in Professional
Writing at University College Falmouth, please contact admissions
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