We prepare the writers, editors, publishers, cultural curators and writing teachers of tomorrow within and beyond dynamic, energetic Singapore.
With its international partnership with Goldsmiths, its rich history of arts education and exciting new MA Programmes Arts Pedagogy and Practice, Art Therapy, Asian Art Histories and Arts and Cultural Leadership, LASALLE is proud to provide the first taught MA Creative Writing in Singapore while also aligning Singapore and Southeast Asia to the world's exponentially growing market for literary production, publishing and pedagogy. This full-time programme spans three consecutive semesters within a 1.5-year duration. In Semester 2, a 30-credit elective module option is made available to you with a choice to take the module offered by your respective programme or, in consultation with your Programme Leader, select a module offered by another MA programme.
Story This module informs and interconnects with all other modules on the Masters programme, focusing on the nature of stories and storytelling, which is a fundamental element of all forms and genres of Creative Writing, including non-fiction.
You will examine the origins, histories and theories of story, the art of storytelling and the imaginative creation of fiction, with particular reference to narrative prose fiction.
LASALLE has a long tradition of practice-led research in art and design.
The College aims to assume a significant role in Singapore for practice-led research in visual, performing and literary arts, and aspires to add the distinctive viewpoint of Singapore to research into artistic practice in the 21st century.
Research operates within a critical context and this module aims to prepare you to confidently articulate your practice, formulate your own critical arguments, and formulate methods to investigate and probe issues.
Creative Writing students will also devote at least the second half of this module to writing creative non-fiction.
You are required to complete one 30-credit module each in Semesters 1 to 4.
The Final Research 60-credit module will span the last 2 semesters in the final year.