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.

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. 

Online application only

PAC Code MMC35

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

  • Birth certificate OR valid photo ID (eg. Passport or driver’s licence).
  • Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name).
  • Certified copies of all official transcripts of results or degree parchments for all non-Maynooth University qualifications (if applying with a degree or qualification in a relevant subject).
  • Completed RPL form (if applying through RPL). 

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

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