Undergraduate
BA Arts with Creative Writing

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The BA with Creative Writing provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates with an aptitude and passion for literary expression.

From the start, you will be guided and advised on a one-to-one basis by the programme director and mentor, and you will immediately be placed in a learning environment with people of similar creative interests. The programme provides a focus for you as a creative writer through a series of cooperative workshops that will in turn facilitate and guide you in your self-directed learning.
All assessment is based on continuous exercises, project work and portfolio expansion there are no end-of-term papers or exams for Creative Writing.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

In the third year of this four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and/or study abroad. In conjunction with the programme director, students who go abroad during this third year will be able to plan in advance for the type of creative work and development that will best combine with their language commitments.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

40

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The aim is to provide emergent writers with the opportunity to flourish in supervised, self-directed learning environments that closely resemble the working scenarios of professional writers.
  • The expertise acquired through a BA with Creative Writing will help open doors of employment in all those fields where written communication is important.
  • Through a system of small-group workshop classes, you will follow a defined set of modules giving you weekly training and practice in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and screenwriting.
  • We welcome all kinds of writing interests, from the highly literary to popular writing and journalism, from writing for children to the practice of memoir. Whatever your preference, there is only one requirement: the wish to write well.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


The expertise acquired through a BA with Creative Writing will help open doors of employment in all those fields where written communication is important. You will have fostered the ambition and talent necessary to be a published author and you may consider a career as one. The skills you will acquire are also applicable to a wide range of professional and creative activities, for example in media, literature, publishing, journalism and advertising.

Notes


In the third year of this four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and/or study abroad. In conjunction with the programme director, students who go abroad during this third year will be able to plan in advance for the type of creative work and development that will best combine with their language commitments.