All applicants for the Creative Writing Programme must demonstrate a high level of fluency in English in their application by providing a 300-400 word statement explaining their reasons for applying.
This programme builds on a rich literary tradition at Cambridge and is designed for those wishing to develop their existing writing skills, either for professional use, or out of personal interest.
Courses focus on the writing of fiction and non-fiction, in a range of genres and styles.
Gap year students (ie those who will already have finished high school by the start of the programmes) will be considered for admission.
Due to the nature and location of the programmes, gap year students under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian acting as a chaperone.
Course Directors – all established writers – will set practical daily writing tasks and guide you in critical reflection on your own work and that of your fellow students, as well as on the work of published writers.
The programme is intentionally rigorous, and you should expect to spend around two hours per weekday writing as private study.
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