This exciting Creative Writing and Media degree course is run by the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study Creative Writing (for example fiction, poetry, scriptwriting) and combine this with the study of other forms of media (for example television and radio, film and video, software and computer games, design, professional writing and journalism). This Creative Writing and Media degree will equip you with a solid grounding in the practical and critical skills required to make you a sought after professional in these fields. During the three years of this degree, you will have the opportunity to work with staff at Bangor who have a wide range of interests and expertise including poetry, the novel, the short story, documentary and filmmaking, digital communications, electronic publishing, computer games, scriptand screen-writing, and print and broadcast media.
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Creative Writing and Media offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. You will explore a variety of forms, then specialising in the form you find most interesting and rewarding (e.g. short story or novel writing, poetry, script- and screenwriting, writing for children, new media writing, writing for performance, writing for particular genre). Practical modules will be assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. Other modules are assessed by exam and assignment. Much of your study will be done in small teaching groups.
Many of our graduates go on to work in fields such as creative writing, professional writing and publishing; print and/or broadcast journalism; television programme production; advertising and the marketing industries; radio, as presenters, as well as in programme production; podcasting, web and new media production and multimedia industries. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study.
UCAS course code: WP83 BA/CWMS
Length: 3 years