Celebrities Who Studied English and Creative Writing

24/11/2022

 
At the University of Bolton, you can create a master's degree tailored to meet your needs. Through various engaging projects, you can develop your creative practice as part of this new and exciting MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice. 
 
You can specialise in a particular field or go along an eclectic path with the MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice because it’s not just for those wanting to pursue a creative career. The course can be a springboard for creatives looking for something new and fresh in their career or who wish to upgrade their qualifications. 
 
The MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice course offers a diverse mix of theoretical studies and practical, experiential learning. You'll refine your critical thinking skills, explore the boundaries of creativity and develop transferable skills such as problem-solving and communication that are essential in any industry today. 

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You will also better understand the media landscape, enabling you to comprehend concepts such as digital culture and social media engagement strategies. 
 
Furthermore, researchers have indicated the MA (Specialist Title) via the Creative Practice programme is of significant benefit to professionals already working in the creative industries. 
 
Five Celebrities You didn't Know had an English and Creative Writing Degree 
 
Many people might not be aware that some of their favourite celebrities have qualifications in English and Creative Writing, here are a few of note: 
 
1. John Legend 
 
The Grammy-winning RnB singer earned an MA (Specialist Title) in English and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. John Legend has since become one of the most successful artists of his generation and uses his MA (Specialist Title) to continue developing his songwriting craft. 
 
2. Will Ferrell 
 
Before becoming one of Hollywood's biggest comedic stars, Will Ferrell graduated from the University of Southern California with an MA (Specialist Title). He studied Sports Information and English Literature, firmly establishing him as a well-rounded artist who could draw on multiple disciplines for inspiration. 
 
3. John Krasinski 
 
One of Hollywood's most successful stars, John Krasinski, graduated from Brown University with an MA (Specialist Title) in Theatre Arts and English Literature. He was also heavily involved in the school's student theatre group. 
 
4. Lin-Manuel Miranda 
 
The Tony Award winner for his musical Hamilton holds an MA (Specialist Title) from Wesleyan University in Musical Theatre Writing. He drew inspiration for his popular Broadway show from MA (Specialist Title) projects completed while studying at the University. 
 
5. Sarah Silverman  
 
The comedian and actor studied MA (Specialist Title) in English and Creative Writing at New York University (but did not graduate). She has since become one of the most successful female comedians in history, appearing on television shows and films worldwide. 
 
Distinctive Features of the Course 
 
The MA is a specialist degree for those who cannot find a generic master's degree to suit their skills or requirements. Some of the distinctive features and learning outcomes highlighted at Bolton University are: 
 
- A practical, immersive learning experience that focuses on developing your creative practice 
- A supportive and inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and experimentation 
- An interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on developing transferable skills for any job market 
- Access to industry professionals for mentorship and networking opportunities 
- The programme provides opportunities to engage with and learn from industry professionals, including visiting speakers and practitioners 
- Opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration are available 
- The University's strong industry links with local and regional arts, culture, and trade organisations will benefit students 
- The final master's degree title will reflect the student's specialist practice areas 

Why Study MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice? 
 
The MA (Specialist Title) course is designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed in any creative industry. You will develop your ideas and hone your creative writing techniques while learning about digital culture and other topics necessary for success in the modern world. 
 
Bolton University offers a supportive atmosphere where you can work closely with experienced tutors and collaborate with peers from around the globe. Furthermore, the MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice programme allows for flexible study, so whether you're studying full-time or part-time, you can still fit it into your busy schedule. 
 
If you're looking for a creative way to gain new knowledge and refine your creative practice, an MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice at Bolton University could be the perfect option. Take your skills and approach to the next level and apply them today. Read more about the course here
  
For more information, please contact us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or at 01204 903807. 
  
 

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