Chanelling creativity since 1970 Chanelling creativity since 1970

The University of East Anglia has pioneered the teaching of creative writing, film and TV studies, world art, and entrepreneurship; and is currently leading the way in UK academic research into creativity and the creative process.

It was at UEA in 1970 that Malcolm Bradbury established the very first creative writing degree in the UK. It was here that the Sainsbury family chose to place their internationally important collection of World Art and major works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Degas and Picasso. And it was here that creative-critical PhDs by practice were introduced in the 1980s, blending creative practice with academic reflection.

And today at UEA there are academics, researchers and practitioners who are studying creativity across disciplines as diverse as world artliteraturecreative writing, entrepreneurshipfilm and televisionpoetryAmerican studiesdramatranslation studiesmusic compositionphilosophy and aesthetics.

At UEA you can study and research across disciplines and boundaries that other Universities might not allow. When it was established, UEA adopted the motto "Do Different", and it did this by making interdisciplinarity one of its founding themes. This is still central to what happens here. You can be part of a creative and intellectual community that is aspiring not just to do different - but think different and be different.

If you are looking for creative BA courses or MA courses, please follow the links on the left. 

If you are a writer considering a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing, an artist thinking about a PhD in Art by Professional Practice, or a film-maker, television director or screenwriter interested in a PhD by Professional Practice then please browse these links before contacting the relevant schools for more details.

If you are looking for a home to conduct a multi-disciplinary PhD about creativity across the humanities, please contact Peter Bloore, Senior Lecturer in Creativity at

Creative Writing Fellowships