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 will work across genres (fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction).

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 all genres is thus emphasized.

Peer reviewing is at the heart of the course, and is also seen as a central element of the own creative process.

The course also provides a brief introduction to the business of publishing.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6. Prerequisite courses for this course are one of the following Creative Writing I (passed): EN212E, EN212A, EN203E or EN215A.


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

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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