BA (Hons) Media and English
3rd year undergraduate student Tash takes us on a tour of the English and Comparative Literature department to meet some of her tutors and see what sort of events and activities you can get involved in at Goldsmiths.
You'll take introductory-level theoretical modules in media/communications and literature in your first year, and will take a creative writingmodule in whichyou explore the various forms of narrative fiction in media screenplays for film and tv, plays for radio and short stories and develop an original idea into one of these forms.
The second-year develops your understanding of approaches to studying communications and the media and gives you the opportunity to follow your interests in English. You'll also complete a second, longer project in creative writing.
In the third year, you're free to choose from a range of options, according to your interests. You'll also complete a final creative writing project, in which you'lldemonstrate an understanding of how to work with fiction writing (and writers) from the production side (film, tv, radio, publishing).
- International Baccalaureate:33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
- Access:Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
- Scottish qualifications:BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
- European Baccalaureate:75%
Youshould normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Economics or Statistics.
If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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Year 1 compulsory modules
- Approaches to Text
- Film and the Audiovisual: Theory and Analysis
- Key Debates in Media Studies
- Explorations in Literature
In addition to:
- Creative Writing (Script and Short Story) - Level 4
- Year 2 option modules
- Psychology, Subjectivity and Power
- Money, Society, and Culture
- Media, Memory and Conflict
- Television and After
- Culture, Society and the Individual
- Media, Modernity and Social Thought
You also study:
- Creative Writing (Script and Short Story) Level 5
- year 3 option modules
- Structure of Contemporary Political Communication
- Race, Empire and Nation
- The City and Consumer Culture
- Music as Communication and Creative Practice
- Embodiment and Experience
- Media Law and Ethics
- Media, Ritual and Contemporary Public Cultures
- Promotional Culture
- Politics of the Audiovisual
- Social Media in Everyday Life: A global perspective
- Media Geographies
You also take the following compulsory module:
- Creative Writing (Script and Short Story) Level 6
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Tuition fee for local students is £9250
- Tuition fee for International students is £17050
- Suitable professions for graduates of this programme include:
- New media writing and production
- Book and magazine writing and publishing
- Film writing and production
- TV writing and production
- Civil service
- Business and industry
- European Union private sector management and personnel work
About this institute
Goldsmiths, University of London
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