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BA in Creative Writing & Film and Screen Studies (Full Time)

Bath Spa University

Bachelor Degree , Creative Writing

Course Description

Our comprehensive programme includes prose, poetry, scriptwriting for the stage and screen, feature journalism, writing for new media, life writing: in fact, whatever you want to write, you’ll find an opportunity at Bath Spa University. We also work with drama and film students to produce films and podcasts, and encourage you to get involved in a wide range of writing-related areas such as readings, performances and magazines.

Film and Screen Studies aims to produce graduates who have an informed, critical and creative approach to both understanding film and screen in contemporary society and to their own forms of critical, reflective and communicative practice. You’ll develop intellectual, analytical, research and creative skills that will help you to prepare for employment and have the opportunity to engage in practical filmmaking projects if you wish.

Our comprehensive programme includes prose, poetry, scriptwriting for the stage and screen, feature journalism, writing for new media, life writing: in fact, whatever you want to write, you’ll find an opportunity at Bath Spa University. We also work with drama and film students to produce films and podcasts, and encourage you to get involved in a wide range of writing-related areas such...

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Course Content

Creative Writing

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • The Writer’s Workshop 1
  • Explorations in Prose Fiction
  • Songwriting
  • The Writer’s Workshop 2
  • Reading to Write Poetry
  • Introduction to Scriptwriting

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Short Stories
  • Form and Listening in Poetry
  • Genre Fiction
  • Lifewriting
  • Writing for Performance 1
  • Sudden Prose
  • Scripting for Screen
  • Professional Portfolio
  • Writing for Performance 2
  • Performance Poetry and Spoken Word
  • Writing For Young
  • Reading as Writers
  • Creative Writing and Digital Media
  • The Independent Magazine
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Extended Prose Fiction 1
  • Poetry as Synthesis 1
  • Advanced Script Project 1
  • Advanced Nonfiction Project 1
  • Planning and Writing a Novel For Young People 1
  • Creative Enterprise Project 1
  • Teaching Writing
  • Strategy Camp
  • Extended Prose Fiction 2
  • Poetry as Synthesis
  • Advanced Script Project 2
  • Advanced Nonfiction Project 2
  • Planning and Writing a Novel For Young People 2
  • Creative Enterprise Project 2
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Teaching Practice
  • Professional Engagement
  • Publishing Industry Project
  • Children’s Publishing
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 1
  • Writing and Directing for Performance 2

Film and Screen Studies 

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • The Moving Image
  • Film History, Film Theory
  • Framing Film: Silence, Sound and Spectacle
  • Introduction to Television
  • Digital Practice
  • Introduction to Sound and Camera I
  • Introduction to Sound and Camera II

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • American Cinema
  • Key Movements in World Cinema
  • Director’s Cut: Auteur Cinema
  • Film Genre
  • Stardom and Celebrity
  • Television, Representation and Gender
  • Film Cultures Project
  • Experimenting with Specialist Roles in Production
  • Short Collaborative Fiction Film
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • European Cinema
  • Feminist Film Criticism
  • Videogames
  • Rock n’ Reel: Popular Music on Screen
  • Short Form Documentary Making

Creative Writing This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information. Year one (Level 4)...

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Entry Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC with a minimum of grade C in English or related subjects. Applicants without A-level English may still be considered.

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC with a minimum of grade C in English or related subjects. Applicants without A-level English may still be considered.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on 100% coursework (no exams). Most modules will require you to submit a portfolio of creative writing along with a reflective essay in which you describe what you have learned in class, what you have learned from the set texts and working on your own writing. Assessment includes essays, research reports, journals, group presentations and portfolios.

Assessment is based on 100% coursework (no exams). Most modules will require you to submit a portfolio of creative writing along with a reflective essay in which you describe what you have learned in class, what you have learned from the set texts and working on your own writing. Assessment includes essays, research reports, journals, group presentations and portfolios.

Additional Information

Award

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film and Screen Studies

School/s

School of Creative Industries

Campus or location

Newton Park

Course length

Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year.

Award

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film and Screen Studies

School/s

School of Creative Industries

Campus or location

Newton Park

Course length

Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year.