Combine your passion for writing and film at a university with a strong heritage in both. This exciting course invites you to be part of the University’s thriving literary and creative scene. You’ll develop confidence in your writing through core skills and techniques, experimenting with forms including scriptwriting, non-fiction, short stories, the novel and poetry, as well as genres from fantasy and science fiction to myth and fairy tale. You’ll learn how to approach film and television as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce. Our staff are creative practitioners and experts in their field, fans of the creative arts as much as they are enthusiastic tutors and academics. At Hull, you'll benefit from a range of opportunities outside of your studies. In creative writing, you can get involved with our active, student-led English Society and Write HU, as well as participate in termly Writing Showcases celebrating our students' work. And in film - there are opportunities to gain experience on a placement. This could be through our involvement with Screen Yorkshire's Connected Campus: a scheme which can help prepare you for life in the film and TV industry through masterclasses, workshops and visiting speakers. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules The Writer’s Toolkit Film Form Introduction to Filmmaking Facts into Art Poetry, Performance, Play Film Analysis and Criticism Year 2 Compulsory modules Crime and Transgression The Storyteller’s Art Writing the Envionment Optional modules Scriptwriting Moving Image Techniques American Alternative Cinema Writing Poetry Now The Short Story Representing the Real, Disclosing the Truth, and Capturing the Everyday Television and Factual Production Experimental Cinema Year 3 Compulsory modules Creative Writing Portfolio - Preparation Creative Writing Portfolio Optional modules Writing the Novel Screen Production Project 1: Planning and Pre-Production Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror: Writing the Wondrous and the Weird Writing the City Screen Production Project 2: Filming and Post-Production Global Nightmares: Contemporary Horror Cinema From Around the World All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|