Creative Writing Studies
The Creative Writing Studies study programme is a collaborative effort between Telemark University College and the Norwegian Author’s Union.
The head of the programme, Eldrid Lunden, is the country’s only professor in creative writing studies.
The programme consists of three parts that run parallel through the whole of the study year:
Writing workshop: practical exercises, analysis, work on students’ own literary projects.
Literary theory: Lectures, analysis of literature.
Seminars: Individual short seminars of varying lengths.
Creative work, i.e. ‘literary production’ with associated drafting and analysis, is a major part of the programme. The two other main parts should provide a perspective on this work, together with the more practical aspects of the profession.
The programme will give students the opportunity to experiment and reflect, and gather information about fiction writing in practice – information which otherwise would have to be sourced from several of the humanities disciplines. The Creative Writing Studies programme draws these elements together in order to provide a focus to students’ work, and to enhance their creative process.
Click on this link to view photographs of the drama teaching.
Creative Writing Studies is a programme that is offered to anyone who wants to clarify their relationship to fictional writing. It may also offer the opportunity for employment in education, publishing and the media. The programme may, upon application, form part of a Bachelor’s degree programme at university colleges or universities in Norway.