About the course

This project course in creative writing is based on the practice of intermediate to advanced creative writing craft skills. Like most creative writing courses, it rests on the four pillars of writerly craft, literary analysis from a writer’s POV, language proficiency building, and self-expression. As in its prerequisites, Creative Writing I and II, you’ll acquire extensive and various transferable skills. However, unlike Creative Writing I and II, these are not the ultimate goals of the coursework. Whereas the previous courses are centered primarily in pedagogies of process, this course also emphasizes product, culminating in the production, or completion, of a substantial and polished project, such as a novella or brief short story collection for fiction writers or a chapbook for poets. This completed project should serve you well as a writing sample for graduate studies in creative writing or for other artistic and personal aims.

Course content

Students select one genre (fiction, poetry, or literary non-fiction) as a primary focus and produce a substantial work in that genre. On editorial practice: The student will be required to keep a writing diary, contribute online reflections on the course material, as well as present their mid-term findings at a ‘Work in Progress’ seminar. Participation in a majority of class activities is a requirement for passing the course, and the basis for development of the student’s craft. See ‘Assessment 2’ below. The course also provides an introduction to the business of publishing. The course concludes with the submission of a portfolio containing the student’s work for the term

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: Malmö University courses Creative Writing I (15 credits, passed): EN212E, EN212A, EN203E or EN215A and Creative Writing II (15 credits, passed): EN213A or EN216A or equivalent.


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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