For centuries, the halls of Cambridge University colleges have produced some of the world’s most renowned writers, from C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath to John Milton. On Immerse Education’s summer programme, you will hone your creative skills within the very same surroundings. You will get your creative juices flowing, while our expert tutors lead small classes to ensure you get the attention needed to perfect your craft.read more
Develop a solid foundation in essential creative writing techniques
Learn how write to creative rich narratives with thrilling characters and plot lines
Receive feedback on your work from expert creative writing tutors
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
Beginning a creative project can often be daunting, even for experienced writers. During this module, you will look at various techniques for overcoming the fear of the blank page, including a range of warm-up exercises and quick-fire short assignments, as well as gaining inspiration from the work of other writers.
Creating a character who lives beyond the page is one of the biggest challenges for an author. In this module, you will discover a variety of techniques for building a memorable character. From creating CVs and family trees to ‘mapping’ relationship networks in order to identify potential sources of conflict in their lives.
With a fresh understanding of how to build character, dialogue and much more, you will turn your attention to the plot. In this module, you’ll address the importance of moulding ‘tension points’ and ‘turning points’ in our stories, as well as the creative possibilities of ‘plot twists’.
The Creative Writing programme concludes with a workshop devoted to the portfolios-in-progress. By this point you will have completed a short written piece. You will have the opportunity to present your work to the class and receive constructive feedback from your tutor and peers.
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If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the Creative Writing summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus. What’s inside?
– Full programme timetable
– Featured Cambridge University colleges
– Exclusive discount code
During the Creative Writing (13-15) programme, you will:
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
Cambridge is internationally renowned for its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. You will live and study in your own room in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The Creative Writing Summer School is available on the following dates: