As natural creatives with explorative minds, it's not always easy to pin down decisions. You like to explore your options. So, when it comes to making a decision about your future, it's not as straightforward as it seems, especially when the future for writers can be so vast.
At Essex, it's very simple. We know your degree is a stepping stone to your dream career, and we are fully on board when it comes to helping you carve a future that was made for you.
As a Creative Writing student, you'll have access to support and career opportunities throughout your degree. We'll encourage you to explore your options, be confident in your choices, and help you navigate through the maze which has been made more difficult by COVID-19 and the rapidly changing climate we currently live in.
The bottom line is, there is an exciting future out there for creative souls like you, and we'll make sure you're ready for it.
As a creative writing student, you'll be prepared for a career in the media, education, publishing, and film and theatre industries. Two particular areas in which our graduates have had recent success are publishing and the theatre. One of our former students is now in charge of editorial at a large publishing house, and another has just taken over running one of the country’s major theatres.
It doesn't stop there, here's a few more success stories of our recent graduates:
Other industries our graduates have carved out careers in include journalism and broadcasting, marketing, campaigning, museum work, architecture, commerce and finance, teaching, the Civil Service, and working for an NGO supporting the homeless and refugees.