Film Studies and Creative Writing at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies and Creative Writing

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Course summary

Combining the study of film and creative writing at Keele offers exciting opportunities to explore the modern and historical contexts of moving image culture and literary genres. You will deepen your knowledge of cinematic and literary styles through the analysis and composition of screenplays, poetry and prose. You will develop a critical approach towards your learning and creative practice, through the discussion of key films, texts and theories, and in the supportive atmosphere of student-oriented seminars and workshops. Practical options also offer you the chance to write and produce your own films, using the resources of our dedicated Media Building. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in the UK. Britain's best university, ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
  • Work Placement opportunities to gain key transferable skills to enhance your career prospects
  • Expert support for you to develop and produce creative content, such as short films. documentaries, screenplay treatments, poetry and prose
  • Discover diverse cultures through an optional International Year at a partner university across the globe
Film Studies and Creative Writing at Keele enables you to develop theoretical and practical skills in the analysis and production of both film and literature. You will engage in critical discussion of key texts, genres, and theories of film and literary style. You will explore film and literature from a historical perspective, considering variations and influences across cultures and time. Distinctively, the course at Keele offers you the chance to explore the relationship between film and writing, and how these two modes of expression work together. You will gain an understanding of narrative form and screenplays, and their central role in cinematic production. You will also have the opportunity to hone your skills in the composition of poetry and prose forms. You will look deeply at the processes behind screen media, evaluating how they have changed over time, examining contemporary trends, and considering how they might look in the future. Through building your awareness of both theory and practice, drawing on opportunities to study screenwriting and film-making, you will learn to critically analyse and communicate your ideas effectively and professionally. The experience and skills obtained on the course, such as the ability to refine arguments and present and create content, will be valuable for future employment across a range of possible careers such as film making, screenwriting and videography. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Film Studies and Creative Writing at Keele University - UCAS