Creative Writing Summer School

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Creative Writing focuses on crafting narratives, poetry, and other forms of expressive writing. Immerse Education’s Creative Writing Summer Programmes provide an opportunity to explore the art of writing before entering university. You’ll study narrative techniques, poetry, and fiction to build a solid writing foundation. Through writing workshops, literary analysis, and collaborative projects, you’ll develop your creativity, critical thinking, and storytelling skills.

Guided by accomplished writers and tailored to your interests, the course covers various genres and writing styles, helping you find your unique voice. Personalised guidance and detailed critiques will support your growth in the field of creative writing.

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Where Do We Offer Creative Writing?

No matter whether you want to connect remotely to develop your narratives or travel to find inspiration in a lively global city or peaceful university town, there’s an Immerse Pathway waiting for you.

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Academic Insights Pathway

University Preparation

Offers a deep dive into specific academic fields, providing an unparalleled insight into university-level study. Suitable for high school students considering university studies in a particular area.
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Cambridge

Participants will learn to explore the world around them with an architect’s eye, analysing their environment and identifying how each building, structure, and feature influenced by Britain’s long history with urban design.

Cambridge

Participants will learn to explore the world around them with an architect’s eye, analysing their environment and identifying how each building, structure, and feature influenced by Britain’s long history with urban design.

Oxford

Choose from a range of subjects to study in the historic city of Oxford. Embrace each college’s unique atmosphere and stunning surroundings, enjoy the vibrant cultural offerings, and feel your subject mastery blossom. Whilst the sun’s out, explore the city’s winding river on a punt.

Oxford

Choose from a range of subjects to study in the historic city of Oxford. Embrace each college’s unique atmosphere and stunning surroundings, enjoy the vibrant cultural offerings, and feel your subject mastery blossom. Whilst the sun’s out, explore the city’s winding river on a punt.

Sydney

Study in the vibrant city of Sydney, where modern skyscrapers meet iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House. Dive into one of many  subjects, explore the bustling markets, and relax on the world-renowned beaches whilst supercharging your subject mastery.

Sydney

Study in the vibrant city of Sydney, where modern skyscrapers meet iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House. Dive into one of many  subjects, explore the bustling markets, and relax on the world-renowned beaches whilst supercharging your subject mastery.

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Online Research Programme Pathway

Personal Research Project

Allows students to engage in advanced research under expert guidance. Focuses on developing rigorous research and analytical skills within a specific academic discipline.
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Online Insights Pathway

Web-based Learning

Offers flexible, web-based learning experiences. Provides foundational knowledge and insights into various academic subjects and career fields
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What to Expect in a Creative Writing Programme

At Immerse Education’s Creative Writing summer schools, high school students can nurture their literary talents in an inspiring environment. The ‘Academic Insights’ Pathway focuses on intensive writing workshops, narrative crafting, and exploring the theoretical aspects of storytelling. By delving into diverse genres and styles, students learn the art of storytelling and develop a keen literary sense. They engage in critical peer reviews and creative exercises, fostering self-expression, confidence, and literary critique. This program enables students to enhance their creativity and storytelling prowess, preparing them to excel in the world of creative writing.

With Immerse, participants can choose to study Creative Writing remotely as part of a group in an academic creative writing online summer course.

‘Online Insights’ will arm remote learners with the same workshops, writing exercises and peer discussions as the residential Academic Insights programme.

Alternatively, participants can complete an Online Research Programme, during which they’ll delve into a personally chosen research area with the help of an established author, ultimately producing a university-level portfolio piece.

Our In-person Programmes May Include

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1-on-1 Tutoring

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Group Workshops

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Personal Research Project

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Expert Seminars

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Day Excursions

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Certificate of Achievement

Meet Some of Our Creative Writing Tutors

Our creative writing tutors provide unparalleled motivational and educational support to aspiring writers. With their successful backgrounds, they guide students through writing exercises, workshops, and literary analysis. They ignite creativity by sharing their own work and experiences, offering guidance, support, and tailored feedback to help students develop their unique authorial voices. Tutors cater to ESL students, helping them master literary terminology essential for discussing literary traditions and movements on a global scale.

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Top university placement

Our students end up in top universities:
Including Oxford, NYU, Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, MIT, and many more.

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Safe & secure environment

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training.

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Accreditations, awards & partnerships

We are accredited with Aegis and BAC, and won: Queens Award for Enterprises, British Youth Travel: Best Educational product finalist, and Educational Investor Award 2023.

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Post-programme benefits

Including Access to Membership Benefits and Events from Partners, Life-time Access to Learning Opportunities via the Immerse Alumni Network, Live Events, Exclusive Offers from our Partners.

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Our expert mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student.

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Creative Writing Summer School FAQs

What is an Creative Writing programme and why is it important to study?

What is Creative Writing?


It’s a form of artistic writing that uses imagery, drama, and narrative to express ideas. Genres in Creative Writing include fiction, poetry, and screenplays. As opposed to more technical forms of writing you see in research papers or news articles.

Why is it important to study creative writing?


It’s important to study creative writing because it enhances your communication skills. When you find the right words to say, your message becomes impactful.

This skill is especially crucial in business. Why? Because the core of creative writing is empathy. When you write poems or stories, it’s about putting yourself in other people’s shoes. What’s going on in their minds? What are they feeling?

Empathy is also centre-stage in business. After all, isn’t entrepreneurship all about solving people’s problems? How can you help people if you don’t understand what they’re going through? And when you understand them, how can you communicate what you do?

Creative Writing helps you express what your brand stands for. And how your products solve problems. Even in non-profit organisations, Creative Writing comes in handy. Because you need support. And the only way to gain that is by sharing your stories and advocacies through words.

So whatever profession or business you enter, the communication skills you develop with Creative Writing are valuable assets.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% employment growth for writers and authors from 2020 to 2030. Opening up about 15,400 job openings per year.

In the UK, 6 of the Top 10 careers for those who took English as their Major are the following: teaching professionals; marketing professionals; public relations professionals; authors, writers, and translators; human resources and industrial relations officers; and newspaper and periodical journalists and reporters.

Immerse Education offers both online and residential summer courses for Creative Writing. The residential courses are available in the UK in Cambridge and Oxford. Also, outside of the UK in Sydney.

No previous skills, experience, or education is required to enrol in the Creative Writing course. However, a keen interest in the subject can be beneficial. Your expert creative writing tutor will provide you with preparatory materials before the commencement of your summer school. This ensures that all participants begin the programme on an equal footing in terms of knowledge.

For 13-15 yr. olds:

Blank Page

What’s the most challenging part of the writing process? Starting. Even for experienced writers, staring at a blank page and coming up empty is often daunting. What do you do? In this module, you’ll learn warm-up exercises and quick-fire short assignments. Plus, you’ll discover how to gain inspiration from the work of other writers. These techniques will help you overcome the fear of the blank page.

Character Creation

The best characters come alive beyond the page. So it’s no surprise that creating such memorable characters is a massive challenge even for the best authors. But don’t worry, because you’ll discover character creation techniques in this class, such as creating CVs, family tress, and relationship networks. These will help you identify potential sources of conflict in your characters’ lives.

Plot Mapping

The plot is what happens in a story. In Plot Mapping, you’ll understand the importance of crafting ‘tension points’ and ‘turning points.’ And the creative possibilities of ‘plot twists.” Without these, the plot degrades into a simple sequence of events with no central question that drives your characters forward.

Written Portfolio

By this point, you will have completed a short written piece. What better way to conclude the programme than to present it to the class? You’ll also have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from your tutor and peers.

For 16-18 yr. olds:

An Introduction To Creative Writing

What are the conventional assumptions of writing in the 21st Century? Let’s challenge that in this introductory module. Here you’ll discuss your expectations of the programme. What do you hope to achieve at the end of it? And you’ll also have the opportunity to discuss the writing methods and routines you prefer.

The best part? You’ll learn how to overcome your fear of a blank page. Then, with the right techniques, you can start writing in a breeze!

The Importance of Character

Do you believe that great characters drive the best stories? Think Sherlock Holmes and Jay Gatsby. In this session, you’ll dive deep into the clichés and tropes of a range of comedic and conflicted characters. Plus, you’ll investigate how characters can shift the tone and plot.

Learning The Industry: The Basics

Great, you now have a finished manuscript. What’s next? Do you know that even the best authors experience setbacks from not knowing how the publishing industry works? You’ll learn about the various publishing options in this module, from competitions, magazines and traditional publishing, to e-books, self-publication and film writing.

Written Portfolio

As you go through the programme, you’ll be writing a portfolio of creative writing or a novella. You’ll have the opportunity to complete your work in this final module. The most important part? Your tutor will give you personal written and verbal feedback to help you become the best writer you can be.

The Creative Writing courses are ideally suited for driven individuals who aspire to pursue English-related subjects at university. Engaging in this course will provide you with a competitive advantage over your peers.

Those eager to benefit from the expertise of world-class tutors from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford will find this course particularly rewarding!

Immerse Education integrates Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to support ESL students. This approach combines academic content with language development, ensuring that students improve their English proficiency while engaging with subject-specific material. Our experienced tutors use a variety of techniques to enhance understanding and language acquisition. Additionally, they provide personalised feedback and support to help students master subject-specific terminology.

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