Creative writing (an independent part of the Department of Film and Literature at Linnaeus University) is an artistic subject that leads up to a Master of Fine Arts degree. Students develop their own writing in various literary genres such as prose and poetry, but they can also study the art of writing essays and criticism.
The studies contain also analytical discussions about composition and the historical and literary context of texts and their writers. Philosophical questions about literature and interpretation as well as about tradition and originality are also discussed, together with questions about literary quality and the writer’s ethics.
Through writing assignments and texts in progress, the students work towards finding their own literary expression. They hone their skills in conveying emotions, experiences, insights and reflections in writing. And they acquire knowledge and methods in discussing critically other writer’s texts, while developing critical aspects of their own writing.