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
- Major Project (Media)
- Production Skills for Media
- Team Project (Media)
- Theory and Practice in Media
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:
- Digital Content Creation
- English Literature and Creative Writing
- Film and Media Production
- Film, Television and Radio
- Games Cultures
- 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.
For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option