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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Penwith Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in English Studies provides an exciting opportunity to combine vocational and literary elements of English study with a unique regional flavour. The Foundation Degree in English Studies contains three main study strands:1. Literature and Critical theory2. Creative and practical writing in vocational contexts2. Cornish identity and cultureThe literature element of the course looks at the development of texts from Beowulf to the present day. Study includes aspects of historical literature, considering particular periods or genres of writing such as Romanticism. Cornwall is a special environment in which to study literature and a notable feature of the course is an examination of the way that literary texts contribute to the cultural landscape. Field trips are undertaken and Cornwall’s literary heritage, from Defoe to D.H. Lawrence to du Maurier, is investigated.The practical issues of writing for different purposes, for publication and for personal creative development, are explored through a variety of workshops, modules and visiting speakers. In the second year students study film and there are opportunities to develop skills in media and new technologies as a gateway into a variety of careers after graduation. There is an emphasis upon applied study, so routes into publishing and journalism, teaching and cultural tourism are explored.This course develops literary study skills in a practical and vocational context. Graduates benefit from a greater awareness, enjoyment and understanding of literature and the unique culture of Cornwall. In the second year students are encouraged to make links between their academic studies and future career opportunities. The Foundation Degree in English Studies equips students with the confidence, communication and research skills which are valued by employers in all sectors. Although many of our graduates progress into teaching, other students have used the course as a springboard into successful careers in journalism, publishing and marketing. Other destinations include the Methodist Ministry, storytelling, tourism and management. Several students have gone on to complete Masters Degrees in Creative Writing and hope to develop a career in this field.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,335per year

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UCAS Points : 24


University information

Truro and Penwith College

  • Campus address

    Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR1 3XX, England

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