Do you want to turn your passion for writing into your career? Award-winning writers from the fields of journalism, fiction, poetry and film will work with you to develop your writing skills in a range of online and offline media. You'll understand the different styles required for feature writing, arts journalism, novels, short stories and poetry. On this course you will learn how to write for TV and film, understanding the process that takes your writing from script to screen. You'll take part in creative writing workshops, gaining confidence in writing poetry and fiction and discovering how to give and receive constructive criticism. We'll show you the professional and commercial use of writing across all of these areas, as well as encouraging cross-media exploration that will enable you to produce creative and innovative writing. You’ll also explore the potential of digital media as a platform for your creativity, focusing on online storytelling and game-based narratives. The programme enables you to address this theme across English, Film and Media subject areas: exciting and evolving disciplines that cover digital media production, literary analysis, creative writing, language and linguistics or film analysis. There is a high degree of choice so you can tailor your programme to your personal strengths and passions. By the time you graduate, you'll have extensive experience of writing individually and collectively in a range of styles, an established writing portfolio and an understanding of the market potential of your writing. Professional placements Our students have completed their placements at a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices. If you're interested in teaching, you could also experience working in a primary or secondary school. Career opportunities Our graduates have gone on to the following roles: online content editor, journalist, magazine editor, TV production, primary school teacher (after further study), research assistant, archivist, feature writer, radio producer, publishing editor.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Writing and Expression; Understanding Literary Genres; Features and Magazines; Life Writing; Media, Power and Culture; Postcolonial Literature; Experiments: Modernism and Post Modernism; Writing: Breaking the Rules; Transmedia Production; Science Fiction; Fantasy and Gender.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.