Creative Writing Level Two

  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 20 April 2020
  • Course duration: Mondays 6 - 8:30 pm, eight weeks

On this course, you’ll be encouraged to further develop your writing skills in a variety of genres.

You will consider the importance of originality, both in your work and that of other published authors.

This is a follow on from our beginners’ course, or it can be taken independently if you have attended a course elsewhere.

Throughout the course you’ll be offered advice and feedback on your work.

This will help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment.

You will also learn how to prepare work for submission for competitions and publication.

Sessions will consider the contemporary marketplace, what appeals to the modern audience, and how classic works transcend through time.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have explored a range of writing disciplines at a deeper level, and have information on how to progress your writing for both personal and professional development.

Tutor profile: Tina Jay is an award winning playwright, having won both the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing for her play ‘Walking’ and the International Student Playscript Competition (judged by Sir Ayckbourn) for ‘Rotten Apples’.

She has had a number of plays performed in London, at venues including Tristan Bates, The Park Theatre, The Lost Theatre, Barons Court and Rich Mix, as well as at The Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Her most recent play HELD was performed in 2017 for a two week run at Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End, starring Jack Brett Anderson (Wolfblood, Don't Hang Up, King Edward II at Rose Theatre), Duran Fulton Brown (Jason Bourne, Jekyll & Hyde, The Accident at The Lyric) and Anthony Taylor (Romeo and Juliet at The National, Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic, Kick Ass 2).

Tina was shortlisted last year for the BBC Writersroom 10, leading to her being selected for the Holby City Shadow Scheme.

She is currently working on two short films for production later this year, together with a number of new play projects and developing a TV series.

Tina previously ran her own Drama School for over ten years, and has taught creative writing in a variety of disciplines. She has an MA in TV Scriptwriting (with distinction).

She is very keen to help people develop their own individual distinctive voice, in their chosen written form and style.

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

  • explore the boundaries of your writing by looking at the darker edges of society, politics and human nature
  • learn about popular fairy tale themes and their contemporary appeal
  • mix fact with fiction, and understand the importance of detailed research
  • consider the visual in your writing and the creative portrayal of place
  • create three-dimensional characters that help the reader suspend disbelief.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £300.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £300.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

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