Creative writing develops highly adaptable skill sets that can be applied to a number of potential careers both including, but not limited to, traditional writing-led careers.
According to the National Association of Writers in Education’s (NAWE) Creative Writing Subject Benchmark Statement, creative writing courses develop:
- robust artistic practices;
- the capacity to be creative;
- an aesthetic sensibility;
- intellectual enquiry;
- the ability to apply the above to the production of the student’s own textual material (either written or in other forms);
- skills in team working;
- an appreciation of diversity;
- the ability to conduct research in a variety of modes;
- the ability to reflect on one’s own learning and development;
- the capacity to work independently, determining one’s own future learning needs.