Creative Writing and Media Studies
This exciting Creative Writing and Media degree course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study Creative Writing (for example fiction, poetry, scriptwriting) and combine this with the study of other forms of media (for example television and radio, film and video, software and computer games, design, professional writing and journalism). This Creative Writing and Media degree will equip you with a solid grounding in the practical and critical skills required to make you a sought after professional in these fields. During the three years of this degree, you will have the opportunity to work with staff at Bangor who have a wide range of interests and expertise including poetry, the novel, the short story, documentary and filmmaking, digital communications, electronic publishing, computer games, scriptand screen-writing, and print and broadcast media.
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 and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Creative Writing and Media offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. You will explore a variety of forms, then specialise in the form you find most interesting and rewarding (e.g. short story or novel writing, poetry, script- and screenwriting, writing for children, new media writing, writing for performance, writing for particular genre). Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Other modules are assessed by exam and assignment. Much of your study will be done in small teaching groups.
Modules you might take include:
- Visual Culture 1: Seeing the World
- Introduction to Media Studies
Years 2 & 3
- Creative Writing: Showing and Telling
- VC2: Reading the Visual
- Storytelling: Theory and Craft
- Practical Digital Journalism
- Japanese Cinema
- Game Design
- Visual Culture 3: Race and Gender
- Creative Writing Dissertation
- Writing for Performance
- Genre Fiction: Theory and Craft
- 21st Century Writing and Publishing
- Adapting for Film & Media
- Developing Scripted Media
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.
Typical offer: 104–120 UCAS Tariff points
Many of our graduates go on to work in fields such as creative writing, professional writing and publishing; print and/or broadcast journalism; television program production; advertising and the marketing industries; radio, as presenters, as well as in program production; podcasting, web and new media production and multimedia industries. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study.
About this institute
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...
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.
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.
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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