Qualification : MICRO-CREDENTIAL (9)

Award Type and NFQ level : MICRO-CREDENTIAL

CAO/PAC code : MMC35

CAO Points :

This micro-credential is designed to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the process of writing for TTRPGs. Participants will explore narrative design, worldbuilding, and industry specific approaches to collaborative writing. In particular, this micro-credential will emphasize the art of providing, receiving, and responding to constructive critical feedback as part of working alongside professional editors. The content and approach to this micro-credential draws upon academic studies of writing combined with first-hand experience of professional writing.

Participants will experience direct engagement with industry professionals from Cubicle 7, Black Shamrock Games, and Goodman Games, providing real-world insights into the TTRPG landscape and networking opportunities. Participants will learn how to pitch ideas, write according to strict editorial standards, and assemble a strong portfolio of writing samples. 

Applicants should have a Level 8 (Honours) degree.

Where a Level 8 degree is absent, applications can be submitted via Maynooth University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Applicants who submit an application via RPL will also be asked to include a writing sample for assessment by the course instructors.

Minimum English language requirements: For more information on the minimum English language requirements, please see link to Maynooth University's Micro-credentials Entry Requirements.

Conrad Brunstorm

Head of Department

Department of English

This course offers an ideal pathway for those seeking to professionalise their game design skills, diversify their writing abilities, or deepen their knowledge and appreciation of TTRPGs. After completion of the micro-credential, participants will be prepared to apply for positions within the TTRPG industry or embark on freelance careers, equipped with the skills to create engaging content and the knowledge to navigate the professional landscape effectively. 

This course is not yet accepting applications. To be among the first to hear when applications open, please register your interest by completing this short form.

Online application only

PAC Code MMC35

The following documents should be uploaded to your online application form:

  • Valid passport / passport card OR birth certificate.
  • Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name).
  • Official University Degree Parchment or Transcript (if applying with a qualification). In such cases, the Transcript / Parchment must include full name, name of the qualification, conferring date and name of awarding body.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application form (if applying as a professional with relevant experience).

Note: failure to provide all necessary documents will result in a delay to your application being processed.

Are you interested in this course, but find the current start date doesn't suit you? Register your interest by completing this short form to be among the first to know when the next course delivery dates are confirmed.

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