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Creative Writing in English, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 days
University rank #801 (WUR) Tallinn, Estonia
This Creative Writing in English course at Tallinn University will help you get started as a writer, or develop as a writer, by enabling you to improve your existing skills and cultivate your imagination. It will guide you through the process of writing, from brainstorming to writing to revising.
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The Creative Writing in English course at Tallinn University is led by acclaimed authors also experienced in teaching. In previous years, the course has been taught by Peter Robinson, Philip Gross, Kathy Page, Rory McLean, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Giles Foden, Philip Langeskov, Peter Salmon and Eric Langley.

You will explore the basics needed to conceptualise and outline your project, to create characters with depth and integrity, to write convincing dialogue, to create setting – both time and place. 

Why This Course?

  • Enhance creative thought – it will prove useful in any area of expertise, whether humanities, natural sciences or economy.
  • Experience working in a group – share your writing in progress, learn to receive and provide feedback.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 days
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme will allow for plenty of time for your own writing, for useful ways of assessing your own material and learning from the work of other participants. 
  • In addition you will have guided reading and hands-on teaching so that at the end of the course you will have the outline of a way forward, some written material and a writer’s toolkit that will act as a guide and companion in future writing endeavours.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This summer course is suitable for all people who are interested in creative writing. During the course you will be expected to attend workshops and seminars, submit your work for peer review and create a portfolio of your own writing. The expected English language proficiency is C1 or equivalent (advanced proficiency).
  • The course is limited to 18-20 participants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 EUR per module and a duration of 6 days.
  • National

    400 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 EUR per module and a duration of 6 days.
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Early-Bird fee (until March 31) 

  • Student Discount: 300€
  • Non-Student: 350€

Regular (after March 31, 2020)  

  • Student Discount: 350€
  • Non-Student: 400€

Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 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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