The Creative Writing courses offers the chance for you to develop your writing and enhance your creative writing skills by crafting the stimulating cultural setting of Cambridge – the academic home to some of the world’s greatest literary and creative minds such as John Milton and William Thackeray. Our creative writing courses for budding explorers, encourages you to use this setting as inspiration and push the limits of your current writing abilities, working alongside expert university tutors, and other like-minded peers. You will learn how to improve your work through various techniques on character and plot development, form and much more.read more
Create rich narratives, character depth, and enthralling plotlines
Develop a written voice, master self-reflection, and identify personal strengths
Receive constructive criticism from expert tutors and creative writing peers
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
In this introductory module, you will be asked to challenge the conventional assumptions of writing in the 21st Century. You’ll discuss preferred writing methods and routines, what you hope to achieve on the programme and learn how to combat the dreaded ‘blank page’.
From Sherlock Holmes to Jay Gatsby, it is often believed that great characters drive great fiction. In this module, you will assess the clichés and tropes of a range of comedic and conflicted characters, as well as analysing how they can shift the tone and plot of a piece of work.
The very best of authors with a finished manuscript can still experience setbacks from not knowing how the publishing industry works. In this module, you will learn about the various publishing options, from competitions, magazines and traditional publishing, to e-books, self-publication and film writing.
Over the duration of the programme, you will have written either a portfolio of creative writing or a novella. In the final module of the programme, you’ll have time to complete your works and be given personal written and verbal feedback from your tutor to aid future development as a writer.
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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 this Creative Writing (16-18) 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 individual room, in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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