**Why choose this course?**
Creative Writing and Film Cultures is a new BA combined programme which builds on Kingston University's strong reputation at the forefront of creative writing and film education. It offers an integrated course of study covering both the histories and contexts of the moving image, and critical, practical, and theoretical approaches to creative writing, in an interdisciplinary context.
The degree explores creative writing and film as part of a dynamic matrix of cultural influences, in relation to politics, the visual arts and popular culture. It considers the ways in which creative writing and film can both shape and be shaped by their surrounding political contexts, and it engages with a range of theoretical ideas, from authorship and reception, to identity and ideology.
The degree fosters creativity and problem-solving skills and integrates professional practice into its modules through a variety of forms of assessment. It trains you in the writing and critical skills that are highly desirable to employers, and supports you throughout to gain confidence as independent learners.
You will be encouraged to develop a range of skills to articulate your ideas in written, oral and visual form across a variety of formats, allowing you to develop yourself for a career as a writer and more broadly in the creative industries.
Examples of modules:
- Introduction to Creative Writing I: The Writer's Toolkit
- Introduction to Creative Writing II: Writing that Works
- From Pre-Cinema to Post-Cinema
- Authorship and Active Audiences
- The Craft of Poetry and Prose
- Independent Creative Writing
- Writing about Film
- Global Film Cultures
- Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction
- Creative Writing Dissertation Project
- Power and the Image
- Special Topics in Film Cultures
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