Music and Creative Writing
This exciting course course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media in collaboration with Bangor’s world-class School of Music. The course is aimed at students who want to study Creative Writing (for example: fiction, poetry, scriptwriting) and combine this with the study and/or practice of Music. This course course will equip you with a lively grounding in the practical and critical skills required in these exciting creative 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 School 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.
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For 2020 entry:
Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:
- A Levels (including grade B in Music or in conjunction with alternative qualifications listed below)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H6 in Music)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Music: DDM
- Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered case by case
- Access: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
- Points from grade examinations are taken appropriate, not normally included in the offer.
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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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Hons).
A number of graduates have continued to Postgraduate study.
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.
Some have followed careers in teaching, lecturing, politics and public relations.
About this institute
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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.
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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