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BA in Creative And Professional Writing (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Professional Writing

Course Description

It is aimed at students who want to study writing, and uniquely allows you to approach this study through a variety of disciplinary pathways: instruction in using the techniques and forms of creative writing; study of the short story, the novel and poetry as literary forms; vocationally-oriented modules in journalism, screenwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, genre writing, writing for performance and publication, and writing for online and other digital media. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the critical and practical skills you will need to pursue a writing career.

During the three years of this degree, you will have the opportunity to work with staff who have a wide range of interests and expertise including poetry, the novel, the short story, documentary and film-making, digital communication, E-publishing, computer games, script and screenwriting, and print and broadcast journalism.

It is aimed at students who want to study writing, and uniquely allows you to approach this study through a variety of disciplinary pathways: instruction in using the techniques and forms of creative writing; study of the short story, the novel and poetry as literary forms; vocationally-oriented modules in journalism, screenwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, genre writing, writing for...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20)
  • QXP-1003: Creative Writing: Poetry (20)
  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)

Semester 2

  • QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose
  • QXP-1003: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • UXS-1024: Introduction to Screenwriting (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-1004: The Literature of Laughter (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1014: The Gothic in Literature/Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1015: Landmarks in Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-1016: Children's Fiction (Creative) (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-1017: Writing Across Media (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1800: Game Studies (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1801: Game Design 1 (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Optional Modules

40 to 80 credits from:

  • QXP-2001: C/Writing: Poetry & Short Fict (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXP-2004: Creative Writing: The Novel (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-2005: Transformative Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-2019: Contemporary Writing (CW) (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2027: Literature and Modernity (20) (Semester 1)

40 to 80 credits from:

  • UXS-2038: Journalism and Risk (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2048: Transmedia Storytelling (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2055: Privacy and the Media (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2058: Writing for Film & Television (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2126: Animation & motion graphics (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2800: Game Design Level & Mechanics (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2801: Game Development (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXP-3099: Creative Writing Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3900: Research Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3901: Creative Practice Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3902: Enterprise Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

40 to 80 credits from:

  • QXP-3011: Discovering Cities (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3012: Detective Fiction (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3022: Shakespeare and EM Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-3025: Fantastic Fictions (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3028: Literature in the Community (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3031: Welsh Writing in English (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3034: Arthur: legend and super hero (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3088: Bob Dylan (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXP-3093: Experimental Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3094: Realms of Magic (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3096: Medieval Women's Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3102: The 1820s: Print Explosion (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3105: Reading Myth (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3107: EM Lit: Sex, Sects and Scandal (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3110: Neo-Victorian Fiction (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3113: The Monstrous Middle Ages (20) (Semester 2)

40 to 80 credits from:

  • UXS-3038: Journalism & Risk Society (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3049: Advanced Screenwriting (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3055: Privacy and the Media (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-3401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3412: Playable Fiction (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3800: Game Design 3 (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3801: Game Production (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20) QXP-1003: Creative Writing: Poetry (20) QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) Semester 2 QXP-1001: Creative Writing:...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g: A Levels (no specific subjects required) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case...

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Assessment Methods

The study of writing at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Modules are taught primarily through seminars and workshops with presentations by visiting writers, and are assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. As you progress through the degree, much of your study will be done in small teaching groups with an emphasis on learning both group work skills an the ability to carry a piece of work through from initial concept to professional output.

The study of writing at Bangor offers a balance of practical and analytical tasks. Modules are taught primarily through seminars and workshops with presentations by visiting writers, and are assessed both on practical output and on the individual's ability to reflect critically on their practice. As you progress through the degree, much of your study will be done in small teaching groups...

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