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Creative Writing

  • Bachelor's
  • 4 years, full-time
  • Dutch
  • Arnhem

Novice writers and storytellers who want to become fully-fledged writers are in the right place on the higher vocational Creative Writing course in Arnhem. You get space there to experiment with all kinds of directions: from creating novels to writing for Virtual Reality, allowing you to experience what you want to master, what makes your writing heart beat faster and above all: what being a writer means to you.

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Creative Writing

Why choose Creative Writing in Arnhem?

Unique writing course

The only full-time higher vocational course for writing and presenting prose, drama, poetry, documentary and literary non-fiction.

Straight to work

You make your own literary work such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, performances, documentaries and podcasts and get opportunities to share your writing during the course.

All the space you need for your ideas

Based on the latest developments in the literary field, you develop or learn new forms to express yourself in.

Find out about yourself

A strong focus on creative research in order to identify your own ambitions, talents and interests.

Build a network

During this writing course, you will already be building a network to help you find a job in many potential workplaces after graduation.

Good connections

Close partnerships with various literary festivals and organisations such as Wintertuin, Nieuwe Types and EACWP, plus internships from publishers to public service broadcasters.

Writers who look beyond the text on paper

Creative Writing in Arnhem is a higher vocational course for those who want to become writers. It is the first such course on which you get to develop into a fully-fledged writer and creator, with the help of renowned writers, poets and professionals from the literary world. The emphasis on the course is on written text, but you can also choose to concentrate on other forms of presentation, such as zines, audio or performance. There is also a strong focus on creative research, so that you can identify where your talents, ambitions and opportunities lie.

At the start of the course you become acquainted with many different forms of stories, and as you go on you are given more and more freedom to shape your own course so that it matches your creative identity and future professional practice.

The course turns ambitious new writers and storytellers into all-round story creators. After the Creative Writing course, there are many routes you can take: you can work as an independent maker, or within a publishing house, as a programmer for media, venues, festivals and events, as a teacher or in sectors where a clear writing style is valued. You will be able to set yourself apart from others because you have experience as a maker, know what writers go through and have an extensive network.

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Curious what the inside of ArtEZ Academy for Art & Design Arnhem looks like? Experience the atmosphere in the workshops, studios, classrooms, canteen or media library and visit the academy online! A tour at your own pace.

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