Creative Writing (DGR)

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The aim of the programme is to train scientists and researchers in the field of Humanities and Education, but also those who wish to learn the writing of literary (prose and poetry), theatrical, journalistic and film texts, as well as the use of digital applications through their theoretical and laboratory approach. . Alongside its research mission, the programme aims to train educational staff in order to develop programmes for the teaching of literature and the creative production of Greek language. . In the contemporary multicultural context, teachers at all levels are called upon to find ways and adopt strategies in order to improve and develop the conditions of teaching and learning. Through a systematic and in-depth examination of the art of discourse, which is directly linked to the creative act and can include not only contemporary theoretical and critical models but also important works from the literary tradition, the Creative Writing programme can make a major contribution in this field, activating the creativity of each individual. The programme is placed at the heart of the contemporary vision of Humanities Studies, but also of an educational policy aimed at the most modern, innovative and effective processes of basic and applied research.

The aim of the programme is – upon completion of their studies – to provide graduates with the theoretical and practical background, as well as the skills that will connect them with education, the various versions of creative discourse and the needs of a wider cultural market.

The objectives of the Programme can be summarised as follows:

[i] To accelerate the process of dissemination and consolidation of specific knowledge to university graduates, who are oriented to the field of Creative Writing (not only literary, but also more broadly professional), as well as Education, providing specialized knowledge to the graduates of the program and facilitating their future job search.

[ii] It offers the possibility of integrated studies of high level in the field of Creative Writing, in the direction of educational practice, as well as research or personal writing (academic and literary).

[iii] Interdisciplinarity is enhanced, both at the academic and at the research and/or educational level.

Upon successful completion of the joint Inter-University Programme of Studies, students will be able to identify contemporary trends in the history, theory and criticism of literary genres in Greek, European and world literary production, as well as in the theory and treatment of creative and academic writing. Students will gradually acquire a theoretical and practical background in their chosen discipline, as well as skills that will enable them to engage in various professional and research fields related to education. They will be able to appreciate in a meaningful way the role of active participation in reading literature and potentially become more competent readers and active critical citizens through the study, teaching, and systematic scholarly approach to literary texts. Finally, they will be able to write essays or academic papers, but also to experiment with the production of their own literary, theatrical, journalistic and film scripts.

Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2013 code

Based on the field of education: 0232 – Literature and Linguistics

Based on the field of education: 7

Characterisation of Postgraduate Studies:

Master of Arts (MA)

ECTS Credits of the Programme

The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialisation (M.Sc.) is 120 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester).

Duration of study:The minimum duration of the MSc is two (2) academic years and the maximum duration is six (6) years.

Language of instruction:Greek

Graduates of Departments and Faculties of Greek Universities (such as Philosophy and Theology Faculties, Education Sciences), graduates of the Schools of Fine Arts, Cinema, and other Universities of Applied Sciences are accepted. graduates of the departments of Fine Arts, Cinematography, Film, Cinema, and other schools of the Hellenic Republic, as well as graduates of the Programmes of Studies “Greek Culture”, “European Culture” and “Spanish Language and Culture” of the Hellenic Open University. In cases of graduates whose curricula show obvious deficiencies in basic subjects necessary for the study of the programme or who have rich educational and professional experience without a degree in a relevant subject, the Academic Supervision Committee (A.E.E.) decides on the admission of the interested persons to the P.M.S., depending on the case. Graduates of other Departments and Faculties of the Universities, as well as graduates of the Technical Universities can be admitted after recommendation of the Academic Supervisory Committee (A.E.E.) and decision of the Hellenic Open University’s Administrative Committee.

A good knowledge of English at B2 level is required for successful completion of the programme.


Where the preceding refers to:

Graduates of Greek Universities or TEI and those with equivalent foreign qualifications recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) or the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) respectively or the holders of first cycle studies of similar institutions abroad*.

By Universities we mean University Schools, Polytechnics and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

*Note. In accordance with Article 7, paragraph 34 of Law 4485/2017, “A Diploma of Postgraduate Studies shall not be awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC), in accordance with Law 3328/2005 (A’80)”.

It is clarified that holders of a first degree in Higher Education are admitted to the MSc.

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Semester 3

Semester 4


¹ C= Compulsory
² Ε= Elective
³ CE= Electively Compulsory

Guidelines for the selection of the Thematic Unit:

You may select from one (1) to three (3) units per semester.

In the first semester, if you wish to select one (1) unit, it is mandatory that you register for DGR50. If you wish to register a second DGR you may choose between DGR51 and DGR52.

In the second semester, if you have successfully completed DGR50, you may choose any DGR from the set of DGRs offered in the first two semesters. A fruitful combination of theoretical unit from the first two semesters with “creative writing” experience in the DGR55 workshops is highly recommended. If you have not registered for DGR50, you will be required to register for the exam for DGR50 in the second semester.

In the third semester, if you have successfully completed DGR50 you may choose any of the offered DGRs of the first three (3) semesters. Since the units offered in the 3rd semester are elective units you may choose 3 out of 4. If you have not registered for DGR50 you will be required to register for DGR50 in the 3rd semester.

In the fourth semester, if you have successfully completed DGR50 you can register for any DGR64 of the previous semesters and DGR64 of the fourth semester. However, to register DGR64 you must have successfully completed DGR55.

Successful completion of the nine (9) DGRs offered in the first three semesters is required to complete the Thesis or to declare the Internship.

Attention: the limit of three (3) units per semester declared does not include the units in which students re-register after having registered for examinations, provided that the total number of declared units per year does not exceed 60 ECTS.

The completion of the programme requires the acquisition of 120 ECTS credits, which results from the successful examination of ten (10) units, the preparation of a Diploma Thesis or the successful completion of an Internship.

Teaching method:distance learning using the HOU’s e-learning platform and conducting Group Consultation Meetings (tele-GCM, face-to-face).

Special Interdisciplinary Committee

Prof. Takis Kagialis, HOU (Director)
Prof. Anastasia Aleyriadou, University of Western Macedonia
Associate Professor Antigoni Vlavianou, HOU
Assistant Professor Tasos A. Kaplanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Professor Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos, University of Western Macedonia
Assistant Professor Zacharias Palios, HOU
Assistant Professor Georgia Pateridou, HOU
Associate Professor Sotiria Triantari-Mara, University of Western Macedonia
Professor Eleni Tsakiridou, University of Western Macedonia


Panayiotis Kagialis, Professor
Subject: Modern Greek Literature

e-mail: kagialis@eap.gr

The cost of the Programme of Studies is calculated in relation to its credit units, as one (1) Credit Unit (ECTS) amounts to 30€. Therefore, each Thematic Unit is priced at 300€/ Creative Writing Workshop 300€/ Master’s Thesis 600€ and the total cost of the Master’s Degree Programme is 3,600€.

For information about the programme contact:

Student Registration Department

Contact telephone: [dgr]
Ε-mail: dgr@eap.gr

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