The English Literature and Creative Writing Foundation Year uses a variety of media techniques to creatively enhance your writing skills in preparation for the BA (Hons) course. Not only will you develop your ideas and language skills, but you will learn about a variety of media platforms that will improve your communication skills.
The course in English Language and Creative Writing gives you the chance to combine the analytical precision of English with your own flair and passion for creating literature. Ezra Pound famously said that ‘literature is news that stays news’. He also implored his fellow poets to ‘make it new’. The BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing degree at Staffordshire University embraces both of these positions, and helps you find your own unique voice.
To view the English Literature and Creative Writing timetable, click here.
The English Literature and Creative Writing Foundation Year is made up of 5 modules:
- Ideas Generation and Problem-solving for Media
- Imaging/Production Skills for Media
- Major Media Project
- Team Project in Media
- Theory and Practice in Media
Foundation year of 4-year full-time course.
Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and amounts to 13.5 hours per week. To support your development, you will also be expected to undertake 23 hours, per week, of independent study.
Study & ASSESSMENT
To give you a thorough grounding in English, creative writing and essential media techniques, and to support your personal development, you will be taught using diverse methods, which include: independent and group studio practice, technical demonstrations, tutorials, group critiques, lectures and seminars.
During the Foundation Year you will be assessed via a range of means including: presentations, practical, creative and technical projects, and written assignments.
Where Courses Become Careers
After successfully completing the English Literature and Creative Writing Foundation Year you will progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree programme at Staffordshire University. Course options include:
- English Literature and Creative Writing
- Film, Television and Radio
- Film and Media Production
- Journalism and Digital Media
- Games PR and Community Management
- Sports Journalism
Successful applicants will typically have 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. However, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.
Full-time students enrolling on the Foundation year of a Degree in 2021 will pay a tuition fee of £5,950.
Levels 4–6 (Years 2–4) of the BA/BSc (Hons) will be charged at Staffordshire University’s standard rate.
For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option
Other courses on this pathway
- Biomedical Science
- English Literature & Creative Writing
- Film & Media Production
- Film, TV & Radio
- Forensic Investigation
- Games PR & Community Management
- Health and Social Care
- Journalism & Digital Media
- Policing & Criminal Investigation
- Professional Policing
- Security & Intelligence
- Sports Coaching
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Sports Journalism