Creative Writing (Multidiscipline) with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing (Multidiscipline) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Podcaster. Journalist. Novelist. Poet. Screenwriter. Whatever kind of writer you want to be, on this course you’ll gain the tools and training you need to take the first step in your professional writing career. As you progress through your studies, you’ll have the chance to explore writing in a unique range of contexts, from screenwriting to the gaming industry to experimental visual texts and comic books, as well as the core mediums of poetry and the novel. It’s all geared towards your future writing career. As an undergraduate creative writing student studying at Salford, you’ll also have access to the creative writing opportunities Manchester has to offer. You’ll be joining a vibrant community of practising creatives with the chance to flourish in our state-of-the-art campuses in MediaCityUK and Peel Park – both of which designed to nurture talent across the city. The foundation year of this four-year programme aims to provide you with a range of necessary study skills for undertaking successful undergraduate learning, and it will introduce you to a range of academic study which will prepare you to progress positively onto the BA (Hons) course. You will

  • Develop a wide range of skillsets designed to open up a world of creative writing careers
  • Explore diverse creative writing forms, including experimental writing, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, poetry and prose fiction
  • Graduate with a creative writing portfolio that evidences the skills you've learnt to potential employers, or for further study.
This course is just one of our English and Creative Writing programmes, which have risen ten places in the 2020 Guardian university league tables, and in 2020 gained 96% student satisfaction, demonstrating our strengths in the areas of research quality and graduate prospects. This course is not open to international students.


Foundation Year

  • Creative Practice: Observation, Imagination and Representation
  • Working the Text
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Narrative, Fiction and the Novel
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Theory and Practice
Year one
  • Creative Practice: Observation, Imagination and Representation
  • Working the Text
  • Reading for Writers
  • Multimedia Reporting
  • Theory and Practice
  • Production Skills
Year two - you will choose six of the following modules
  • Radio Podcasting and Features
  • Feature Writing
  • Theatre Industry: Critical Writing and Contemporary Debates
  • Radio Drama
  • Television Genres
  • Comedy Writing and Performance
  • Digital Narrative Technologies
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Researching and Planning a Novel
  • Writing Poetry in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Children’s Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Literature, Adaptation and the Screen
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
Year three
  • Final Portfolio
You will choose five of the following optional modules:
  • Sequential Art (Comics and Graphic Novels)
  • Teaching Writing
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • British Theatre Post-1950
  • New Departures: Reading and Writing Innovative Poetry
  • Biography: Tradition and Innovation
  • Writing for Performance
  • Visual Text
  • Transmedia Storyworlds
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Scriptwriting for TV and Film
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not suitable for international students. If you are an international student and interested in a foundation year study pathway, the University of Salford website has details of the International Foundation Year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Student Outcomes

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Creative Writing (Multidiscipline) with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS