Film Studies and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Overview

Pair your love of writing with your interest in film on this BA (Hons) Film Studies and Creative Writing degree course. You’ll hone your writing craft and use it to experience film as a critic and creator.

You’ll examine all types of film from big Hollywood blockbusters to Netflix shorts, and take a journey through the history of the film industry. This will inspire you to pen your own scripts, produce your own screenplays and take your ideas from your notepad to the big screen.

The skills you’ll learn are valuable in creative sectors, particularly the film industry. You’ll be suited to work in areas such as journalism, script writing, marketing, public relations and teaching after the course.

What you'll experience

On this Film Studies and Creative Writing degree course you’ll:

  • Learn to write screenplays, film reviews and critical analysis pieces
  • Get to publish your work in our yearly anthology
  • Study the glitzy Hollywood film scene as well as international cinema
  • Develop practical skills in production, using the latest digital video technology
  • Create your own film scripts and see them come to life
  • Learn from visiting professional novelists, poets and playwrights such as Andy McNab, Francesca Beard and Suzi Feay
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions

Careers and opportunities

Whether you see yourself writing your own film scripts, getting behind the camera, or using the transferable skills you've learnt in other industries, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work when you finish the course.

What can you do with a Film Studies and Creative Writing degree?

You could go onto roles in areas such as:

  • film marketing and public relations
  • creative writing (prose, poetry and script)
  • media production
  • publishing
  • film making
  • local and community broadcasting
  • teaching

What jobs can you do with a Film Studies and Creative Writing degree?

Roles you could take on include:

  • copywriter
  • journalist
  • production manager
  • sound and vision engineer
  • film/video producer
  • assistant publicist
  • public relations and communications officer

You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of written work.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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