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Creative Studies and English Language

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Creative Studies and English Language

This exciting course course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media in collaboration with Bangor’s School of Linguistics and English Language. It is aimed at students who want to study Creative Studies (combining some study of: creative writing, film studies, theatre studies, media and journalism studies) with the study of English Language. This course course will equip you with a lively grounding in the practical and critical skills required in these connected fields.

The School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor specialises in three key areas: Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism; Media, Film and Cinema Studies, New Media; and The Entertainment Industries and Performance Arts. The Institute has research interests in all areas of the Creative Industries, with research programs running in several key areas: Creative Writing, Critical Writing about Creative Writing, the dimensions and enhancement of Creativity, Publishing and Bookselling, Hollywood and European Cinemas, New and Digital Media, Performance and Nation, Creative Mobile Technologies, Celtic Film and Media, Creative Industries Policy and Management, Children's Picture Books, Postcolonial Film and Media, Creative and Critical Understanding, Digital Versatile Disk, Critical Responsiveness for Creative Practitioners, Interactive Television and Podcasting.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International school leaving qualifications

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Creative Studies

Year 1

  • The Arts of Writing
  • Creative Writing: Forms and Techniques
  • Introduction to Film History
  • The Language of Film
  • Introduction to Textual Analysis
  • Introduction to Theatre Studies
  • Modern Theatre
  • IT for Creative Industries
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Television and Radio Studies
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Media and Popular Music Culture
  • Games, Disks and the Web
  • My Creative Project (core)
  • Saints, Geniuses, Stars
  • Creating Fiction
  • Animation from Mickey to Manga
  • Women on Film
  • Poetry and Performance

Year 2

  • Film Theory/Film Culture
  • Creative Writing: Showing and Telling
  • Creative Writing: The Novel
  • Writing for Film and the Media
  • Standard Media Production
  • Development of Journalism
  • Essentials of Multimedia
  • Scripts for Theatre and Television
  • Development and Censorship of Television
  • Directing Theatre
  • Styles of Theatre
  • Marketing Creativity
  • Documentary and Drama
  • British Publishing Uncovered
  • Developing Multimedia
  • Writing for Children
  • Creative Project 2

Year 3

  • Marketing Creative Writing
  • Advanced Practical Journalism
  • Creative Project 3
  • Writing Hypertext
  • Advanced Media Production
  • The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
  • Stanley Kubrick: Auteur
  • Creative Writing and Production 2
  • Creative Writing Dissertation
  • PR and Visual Journalism
  • Scripts for Theatre and Television
  • Development and Censorship of Television
  • Directing Theatre
  • Styles of Theatre
  • British Cinema
  • America on Film
  • Celtic Film

English Language

Year 1


  • Tools for Language Analysis I
  • English in Society
  • Tools for Language Analysis II

Year 2

  • Sentence Structure: Syntax
  • Variation in English
  • Meaning
  • Research Methods and Design

Year 3

  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • History of English
  • Language and Gender
  • Teaching EFL
  • Interactional Pragmatics
  • Applied Linguistics TEFL
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • English and Globalisation

For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Hons) degree.

Career opportunities

Employability and Creative Studies and Media degrees

Creative Studies and Media courses offer a number of career paths for you to choose from once you graduate. They emphasise the importance of creative exploration, and actual university-level critical understanding. These things - the ability to be creatively adaptable, consider the tools at hand and apply creative thinking, the importance of innovation and a combination of practical and critical knowledge - make Creative Studies and Media graduates ideal employees or, indeed, creative entrepreneurs in their own businesses.

Creative Studies and Media courses have seen graduates involved in both academe and in industry, including work in:

  • Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Publishing;
  • Performance and the Theatre, both on and behind the stage;
  • Print and/or Broadcast Journalism;
  • Actors, presenters and in television program production;
  • Advertising and the Marketing industries;
  • Radio, as presenters, as well as in program production;
  • Digital, Web and New Media production;
  • Multi-media industries.

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About this institute

Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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