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Media and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BA in Media and Creative Writing and Aberystwyth University enables you to learn the strategic and structural components of the media industry while at the same time pursuing, improving and developing your creative writing skills. The Creative Writing component of this degree will enable you to focus on the craft of writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screen plays and more. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills necessary for a career in a broad array of creative industry. In addition, the Media component of this course will provide you the opportunity to widen your knowledge and explore who controls and owns our media, how content is produced and what kind of impact the media has on the audiences. The Media and Creative Writing degree scheme will provide you with a solid foundation to develop your powers of expression, hone your critical thinking and establish specialist knowledge and research skills.

Overview

Why study BA Media and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University?

The course

• Taught by two departments (the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Department of English and Creative Writing) you will have an opportunity to study in great detail the following: media fandom, advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, children and the media, surveillance society, language and the media, media history and policy together with the exploration of the connections between creative and critical thinking and develop a deep understanding of the relationship between professional practice and imaginative thought.

• The Creative Writing component of this course will enable you to engage with a variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship. During the duration of this course, the various core and optional modules will give you an insight into literary theory, philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematise the ways we read.

• The various core and optional modules available to you during the duration of this course will give you a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing.

Employability

What opportunities are there for me?

Many of our graduates have found career paths which include:
• Broadcasting media;
• Floor managers;
• Camera operators;
• Producers and directors;
• Marketing;
• Media Planning;
• Education;
• Public relations.

What will I get from my degree?

Employability is at the heart of our teaching. We encourage our students by:
• Inviting guest speakers to our campus;

• Obtaining work experience with the BBC, Fiction Factory and Boom Pictures;

On completion of this degree, our students become:

• Effective communicators;
• Able to work independently and as part of a team;
• Experience in industrial equipment such as three camera high definition digital television studios, over 40 high definition digital video cameras and digital and video projection facilities.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

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

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University information

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 97 25

    11th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    123 61%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    83rd

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    5th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    129 76%

    10th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    16th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    2nd

    5

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