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Do you have a way with, or love the written word? Or, perhaps you express yourself best through writing your feelings down or by resonating with an enticing novel? These are traits associated with an english and creative writing degree. Are you a fan of Emma Watson for her role in playing Hermione Grainger in Harry Potter? Well, she is also known for having studied a bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Oxford. Or perhaps you’re a fan of James Franco? Maybe for his role in playing Spider-Man. You may not know that he has an english major with a creative writing concentration from the University of California. Want to follow in their footsteps and their love of literature? An english and creative writing degree at the University of Bolton would be a great career choice.
English Graduate Jobs: What Doors are Open
One of the most attractive benefits of an english and creative writing degree is that the skills you learn along the way are transferrable across many sectors. From independent working, time management and organisation, planning and researching written work, to articulating knowledge and understanding of texts, and much more, an english and creative writing course can support your career progression, whatever industry. Of course, you have the straight-forward path of becoming a primary or secondary school teacher, but the options go far beyond that. Ever thought about a career in copywriting or as an editorial assistant? Or maybe your excitement lies within becoming a magazine or newspaper journalist. Alternatively, an english and creative writing degree still enables you to go down the digital content creation route, as a web content manager, social media manager, marketing executive, or even an email marketing specialist.
Essentially, the key to an english and creative writing degree is that you are not pinning yourself down to specific english graduate job route. You are remaining open-minded to develop the skills to open the doors to a variety of different paths; so, if you do change your career ambitions halfway through your time at university, with an english degree that doesn’t matter!
Expand your Creative Thinking
Are you a fan of reading? Perhaps you’re a creative writer and you’ve had thoughts about aspiring to writing your own novel. All great books start with a storyboard, planning process, even those considered as the ‘greatest novels ever written’ like The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Ever read them? These are excellent examples to inspire you if you are thinking of expressing your creative thinking on a creative writing course.
Ever thought of creating a mood board or storyboard? This is a great way of expressing your creativity on paper when starting the process of writing a novel; as it’s a good way of visualising your storyline.
Study an English and Creative Writing Degree at a leading Greater Manchester University
At Bolton, we recognise that as a nation, we have a fascinating language that can be interpreted in so many ways and we are blessed that we have one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. We focus on helping our students find their literary voice and strengthen their bond with literature on our english and creative writing courses.
As an english and creative writing student, you will be able to benefit from the creativity of our dedicated lecturers, who have proven experience in professional research and writing, as well as close links to industry, helping you obtain the experience you need to secure an english graduate job. In fact, the impact of our research in english language and literature was judged to be the world-leading and internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellent Framework.
Essentially, at Bolton, we stand out from the crowd by being able to offer you a fantastic student-to-staff ratio, meaning we are equipped to give you the support you need to progress with your studies in whatever specialism of english and creative writing you want to pursue, whether this is poetry, writing novels, academic books, or plays. Not to mention, we also give you access to the experience of guest speakers and rehearsals, productions, and publishers; the list goes on!
#UniAsItShouldBe truly is about putting our students and their needs first by providing a positive and supportive learning environment.
Like the sound of what you hear? Click here to check out the full details of our BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing course.
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