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Creative Writing (M.Phil.)

1 Year Full Time ; 16 places

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Course Director

Professor Deirdre Madden

 

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 2885

wilde@tcd.ie

Website

http://www.tcd.ie/OWC/courses/creative/index.php

Course Description

This course, the first Masters course in creative writing in an Irish university, was offered by the School of English for the first time in 1997-98. It is based in the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde.


The M.Phil. in Creative Writing is designed as a one year, full-time course intended for students who are seriously committed to writing, are practising, or are prospective authors, and who wish to develop their writing within the framework of a university course and in the context of an Irish literary milieu. It involves the close and critical examination of the student’s work in group workshops and under guided personal tuition, with the study also of the professional techniques of book editing and publishing, and the opportunity to explore the cultural and literary contexts of writing in Ireland.

Applicants are expected to hold a university degree or equivalent qualification (awarded, at least, with a II:1/GPA 3.3). In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of selected recent creative work.  The portfolio of sample work should include no more than 3000 words of prose (short stories, excerpt/s from a novel or drama) or 6-8 poems; genres may be combined but this is not a requirement.

Students are required to take workshops, attend courses of lectures, and take one specialist writing workshop, while continuing to develop their own individual work throughout the year.
 

Course Details

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Number of Places

16

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

31 March 2019

Apply

To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

Get In Touch

Course Director

Professor Deirdre Madden

 

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 2885

wilde@tcd.ie

Website

http://www.tcd.ie/OWC/courses/creative/index.php