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School of Humanities

Creative and Professional Writing and Film and Television Studies with Foundation Year

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

The Creative and Professional Writing and Media, Film and Television Studies degree course provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with Film analysis and theory.

The Creative and Professional Writing and Media, Film and Television Studies degree course provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with Film analysis and theory.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code W803
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  • Fees View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Humanities

Why choose this course?

The Creative and Professional Writing and Media, Film and Television Studies degree course provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with Film analysis and theory. The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which students can create different forms and styles of writing, whilst developing a scholarly understanding of film.

The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Humanities or Media BA (Hons) degree courses, which include English, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy and Religious Studies — many of which can be taken singly as specialist degrees or together as ‘joint’ degree routes. The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Humanities and Media.

The study of Creative Professional Writing, Film and Television Studies will help students to communicate more effectively in writing, and enable them to enhance their own creative and critical judgement. Students will develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including higher order conceptual and communication skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness, all of which are of immense value in graduate employment.

What happens on the course?

Your writing modules will fall broadly into three categories: Craft of Writing modules, Reading as a Writer modules, and Working as a Writer modules. Craft modules focus on you as a writer and are designed to help you explore your creative imagination whilst developing the skills required to express it. Reading as a Writer modules are designed teach you how to read with an eye for technique: the emphasis here will be on what you can learn from other writers across a spectrum of syles and genres. Working as a Writer modules have a vocational dimension and offer the opportunity to develop skills that will enhance your employablity as a writer.

The Film Studies team has a wealth of expertise across a variety of film forms and national cinemas, which include popular film genres such as The Western, gangster, science fiction and film noir.

Film Studies students are taught how to analyse individual film texts and to relate film to history and social and cultural processes. You will have the opportunity to examine representations of class, gender, ethnicity and identity by studying film genres, movements and national cinemas, including European and non-Western films as well as Hollywood classics. Students will examine film as an art and as an industrial product. Throughout the programme you will engage with critical and theoretical debates relevant to the subject.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Creative and Professional Writing and Film Studies graduates have gone on to pursue a diverse selection of graduate careers in the public and private sector. Several now work in journalism; others are employed as teachers and lecturers, while some have opted for postgraduate study at the University of Wolverhampton and at other prestigious institutions throughout the world. Additionally, our graduates have placed work in regional and national publications. Graduates from recent years have also been involved in film and video production.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • The course is one of the few in the country to combine Film Studies with Creative and Professional Writing in an integrated programme.
  • All of the films on the course are screened at the Light House Media Centre, the only media centre of its type in the West Midlands. Light House contains two cinemas with full size HD and 35mm screenings.
  • The Creative Professional Writing course is taught by published writers whose books cover a wide range of creative, professional and critical disciplines (fiction, poetry, journalism, critical writing and scholarship).

The members of academic staff who lead this course are Paul McDonald & Manuel Hernandez

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Produce artistically coherent, original and technically adept writing,
  • Articulate both orally and in writing knowledge and understanding of texts, theories, discourse conventions and strategies relevant to creative and professional writing, and film within a multicultural context.
  • Think critically, reflectively and creatively about writing and film.
  • Source, research, assimilate and articulate material relevant to the production of creative and professional writing, and film criticism.
  • Demonstrate key employment skills (eg. self-management, IT, digital literacy, enterprise, working in groups).

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Additional Field Trips

£100 - Subsidised trip to The Globe Theatre London

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

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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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)

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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