Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
15 hp
Malmö mixed hours 50%
30 August 2021 - 16 January 2022
Applications open 15 March

About the course

This continuation course in creative writing in English deepens and focuses the student’s awareness of imaginative writing craft in a single genre. It centers on the practice of intermediate technical and formal aspects of imaginative writing along with their theoretical and historical foundations. The course aims to produce a writing student who can balance practice and theory, creative and critical thinking, as well as the academic and the vocational. While developing the craft of writing, the student acquires numerous transferable skills useful in various professions where written communication and creative content are key.

Course content

Students select one genre (fiction, poetry, or literary non-fiction) as a primary focus.

The course concludes with the submission of a portfolio containing the student’s work for the term.

The course recognizes that good reading is at the heart of good writing. Reading broadly in the genre of focus is thus emphasized.

The course also provides a brief introduction to the business of publishing. Students have the opportunity to gain both knowledge of and experience in publishing by participating in the publishing of Malmö universitys creative writing and literary magazine, Shipwrights. This (optional) opportunity comes in the form of working on the magazine’s student editorial board.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: EN212E Creative Writing I (passed) or EN203E Creative Writing I (passed)


Swedish upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to

the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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