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Creative Writing and Film and Theatre BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Taught jointly by the Department of English Literature and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television, this multi-faceted course will:

  • develop your creative writing in a small-group environment
  • explore a variety of literary, dramatic and film texts
  • provide practical and theoretical approaches to film and theatre.

Creative writing, film and theatre complement each other perfectly. Developing characters and narratives in your creative writing, and working to improve and refine them, will make you a better writer. This will enhance your ability to create compelling characters and narratives in your filmmaking and theatre work.

Creative writing

Creative writing allows you to explore your creativity from all angles: creating characters, shaping poems, drawing on your imagination.

We offer a specially curated group of English literature modules, which are designed to complement your creative writing. You’ll gain knowledge of a variety of literary, dramatic and film texts, from a range of different periods. The course aims to foster your independent thinking, using the close reading and analytical skills that are fundamental to English literature, film and theatre.

Film and theatre

Your film and theatre modules will allow you to explore your passion for both mediums. You’ll also can study modules in television.

During your studies, you will:

  • examine critical approaches to film, theatre and television
  • can develop your practical and technical skills
  • discover how theatre, film and television have been affected by different social and historical contexts.

Career

As a creative writing graduate, you will enter the job market with well-developed communication, research and writing skills, together with a high level of cultural literacy and critical sophistication.

To prepare you for the future, an emphasis on professional skills is built into all our courses. Our flexible degrees are designed to develop the skills valued by both creative and commercial industries, providing you with a diverse range of career opportunities following graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 70%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    56th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    81st

    11

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