At an Oxford Royale Creative Writing summer school, you will gain the skills, tools, and mindset to innovate and create beautiful pieces of writing. Choose this course to lay the foundations for your dream career, whether that be as a globe trotting travel blogger, a journalist changing the world one article at a time, or even the world’s next best selling author.
Our Creative Writing programs are designed for students seeking inspiration and guidance towards a career as a writer, journalist, author. On this course you'll be able to enhance important skills such as editing and implementing constructive feedback, whilst also strengthening essential mechanics such as character development, plot, narrative, and imagination.
Practise challenging writing techniques and find your own ‘voice’ through which to express yourself and truly inspire your readers as you explore varied creative writing techniques to plan, draft, and edit your own short story and other content. You'll explore some of the finest examples of literature for style, method and inspiration.
You’ll be staying in the historic colleges of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or at University of California, Berkeley, in the United States, to experience authentic undergraduate life. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about Creative Writing in the settings where novels have been conceived, poetry has been lovingly created and writers have embarked on their path to fame and fortune.
Through a variety of teaching methods, including interactive lectures, workshops, project-based group work and masterclasses, you’ll gain knowledge of your subject, additional insights and the opportunity to examine and grow your ambitions.
Our creative writing summer school program is delivered by a world class faculty of experts and teachers, many from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and Ivy League colleges, who bring out the best in every individual. Through small class sizes and a range of different perspectives, we deliver a holistic learning and development experience. You’ll return home with new-found confidence alongside the insights you've gained.
We've welcomed young people from more than 170 nationalities since 2004, and a summer with us is the perfect opportunity to gain a global perspective, increase cultural awareness and develop an international network of friends and connections.
The first steps towards a career as a writer are notoriously difficult, and finding the ways to negotiate the creative and commercial hurdles can be challenging. Join this course to learn what success looks like in the writing world and increase your confidence in your chosen field.
All Oxford Royale courses in Oxford, Cambridge and Yale cost £5,995 and in London and Berkeley £4,995. The courses are residential. The cost includes:
- Accommodation and meals in the prestigious colleges of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and at UC Berkeley
- Engaging courses of academic and practical study, taught by experts
- A truly international environment, over 170 nationalities
- A graduation ceremony, report cards and a graduation certificate
- A maximum of 15 students per class
- 17.5+ hours tuition / week (20 hours / week at UK locations)
- Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
- An inspirational cultural program, including excursions to historic UK landmarks
There are three summer school sessions of two weeks in 2023:
- 2nd to 15th July
- 16th to 29th July
- 30th July to 12th August
Please note that students from the age of 15 are accepted onto this course at UC Berkeley only.