School of Social Science and Humanities

BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing and Film and Television Studies with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
13 January 2025,16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (4 years),Part-time (8 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Emboldened by a foundation year where your skills, knowledge and confidence will be developed to help perform at a degree level, this unique and varied course will prepare you for a multitude of roles in creative industries and managing a portfolio career. Your talent for creative and professional writing will be grown through practice, experimenting with creation in different forms and styles, while you build a scholarly understanding of film, introducing relevant concepts and theories associated with writing across several disciplines, the likes of which you will be accompanied to work with. The University of Wolverhampton adopts a Writing Week programme, enabling all students to collaborate as a single writing community alongside literary events and visiting lecturers, often experts in publishing and internationally renowned authors. In keeping with the diversity of the curriculum, graduates have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers, including journalism, education and TV production, while other alumni have ably continued to postgraduate study.

What happens on the course?

Reflecting the breadth of material covered in this course, the curriculum is designed to strengthen your proficiencies in creative writing, critical reading and employability. Under the tutelage of the School of Humanities’ Film Studies team, themselves studied in a multitude of film forms and contexts, you will research films in popular genres, movements and national cinemas, maintaining a mindfulness of film as both art and industrial product while examining representations of class, gender, ethnicity and identity on-screen.

The foundation year will aid you in acclimatising to University life and the level of work quality expected from students. Specialist modules focusing on different aspects of Humanities and Media will be offered in its second semester, while its first will emphasise the learning of transferable skills across various fields of study and employment. Further transferable skills will be developed throughout the course – higher order conceptual and communication skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness – which will prove immensely useful in seeking graduate employment, equipping you with abilities sought after in a multitude of careers.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The University of Wolverhampton is one of very few British universities to offer Film Studies with Creative and Professional writing as a combined curriculum. This specialisation is strengthened by the particular facilities available to our students; your film viewings will take place in the local Light House Media Centre, itself unique in the West Midlands, hosting HD and 35mm film screenings. As for the Creative and Professional Writing aspects of the course, teaching staff include published professionals in critical writing, fiction, journalism, poetry and scholarship.

Your writing skills will be developed in various vital aspects throughout this course – coherency, originality and technical competency – and you will be able to articulate the value of these qualities in oral and written capacities. Reflexive, critical and creative thinking will be taught, enabling you to engage with texts, theories and discussions relevant to writing and film in a multicultural context, sourcing and utilising relevant material in your analytical work. Key employment skills of collaboration, digital literacy, enterprise and self-management will be ably demonstrated through these activities, letting your qualification speak of your qualities in a wide range of careers.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

Additional Course Costs

Additional Field Trips: At least £100 for field trips.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided during your studies.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Prepare for Foundation Pathway:- We will consider applicants who have not achieved 48 UCAS points (equivalence) from prior level 3 qualifications, if you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience. You will be required to attend and pass a compulsory Prepare For Foundation assessment day where you will take part in a variety of activities which will assess your suitability for the course. If you would like more advise and guidance about this admissions pathway, please contact the Gateway team to discuss and support you in making an application to us.

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“Before enrolling on CPW and Film at the University of Wolverhampton I was an aspiring writer with an interest in horror only. Since then I've learned about new styles and genres: humour writing, travel writing, journalism, short stories, novels, writing for children and much more. There is so much diversity on this course I was never bored and I learned so much about the world of writing, and about myself as a writer.”

Andrew Heaton (CPW and Film graduate)

“The course can only get better as each year the staff are working hard to better the modules they already teach and are creating new interesting modules for new students to have the opportunity to learn! It is a great course to take which allows students to enjoy what they learn, not just because they have to.”

Fiona Robinson (Graduate)

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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