This course focuses on exploring English within the context of the media
You will study a wide range of literary texts, from ‘classics’, such as A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen), to modern and popular writing, such as the Harry Potter series
You will be introduced to the latest developments in digital literature and new media writing.
You will be introduced to the latest developments in digital literature and new media writing, while also exploring ´classic´ texts across media, for example studying Charlotte Bronte´s Jane Eyre alongside television and film adaptations of the novel, fan fiction and comics based on Bronte´s characters
Units include introductions to critical theory and theories of genre, the relationship between fact and fiction, world literatures, and debates surrounding the representation of gender and sexuality
The entry requirements for this course are 112-128 tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Students who demonstrate a love of English, creative writing as well as an understanding of the Media would excel in this course
We are looking for creative candidates who possess good communication and presentation skills
Year 1 - Level C
Media, Journalism & Society
Writing for Different Purposes
Approaches to Literature
Year 2 - Level I
Modernism & Postmodernism
Gender & Sexuality
Writing for the Media
Popular Texts and Intertexts
Year 3 - The Placement Year
Minimum 4-week placement between; or optional 40 week placement. The inclusion of a professional placement in the degree is a key feature in developing your´ abilities and understanding of the workplace. It also provides a platform for successful entry into the professions following graduation. Our placement team will help you find a position in a wide range of organisations, including publishing companies, advertising agencies, schools, and newspapers.
Year 3 or 4 (depending on placement) - Level H
You will undertake original and independent research to produce a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic or problem of your choice, using a discursive approach.
An original piece of writing such as a set of short stories; a script for tv or screen; an extract from a novel. All creative work will be supported by a rationale and critical evaluation.
You will receive academic supervision and guidance throughout the year.
Option units - choose four of the following:
News & Journalism
Writing, Editing & Publishing
Fact & Fiction
New Media Narrative
Crime & Terror
This course is a solid preparation for any career where clear communication is essential. Our graduate employment record in The Media School is exceptional. You may also wish to further your education by undertaking a Master’s degree or a graduate teacher training course.
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