Masterclass Creative Writing, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Masterclass creative writing immerses you in a week of creative writing. You will come out inspired, well instructed and full of ideas! Masterclass Creative Writing course is offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


The course will consist of everything a writer needs-whether you're just beginning or well on your way. You'll get essential information on storylines, characters, composition and style. But it's not a classroom learning: you'll go on small 'plot safari's to generate story ideas and practice the art of really seeing what's around you and then evolve those images in your reader.

And there will be hours of concentrated work, for there's nothing like writing to find out what your writing needs.

Masterclass Creative Writing course is offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Learning outcomes

  • You can understand and apply the techniques;
  • You are observing the world as a writer;

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Each day you start with a wake-up lecture on writing. Illustrated by examples from the classic novelists. In this week you will learn to apply the main techniques in fiction writing. How do you develop credential characters? The setting of your story is essential, but how do you make a setting alive? How do you write a dialogue that sounds natural ? How do you develop a plot and how many possible plots exist?  

For more information, please visit the course website.


Students and Professionals.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • All courses require a motivation letter and CV upload.

For more information, please visit the course website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    595 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    595 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Course + course materials + lunch and coffee and thee + two trips.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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