University of Roehampton

Film and Creative Writing

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: PW38
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2015
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

280

£8,750

73%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Media studies
MEDIUM 77% MEDIUM 87% HIGH £18.7k
Imaginative writing
No Data No Data No Data

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

(English Language at grade C or English Literature at grade C).

Scottish Highers None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 280 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£8,750

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

73%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

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Modules

Film Year 1: film history and criticism; reading visual aesthetics; forms of cinema. Year 2: thinking about film; audio-visual criticism. Optional modules: forms of animation; forms of documentary; world cinemas; writing on the screen; career preparation; European cinema. Year 3: dissertation; audio-visual dissertation; screenwriting. Optional modules: screen women (from pin-ups to post feminism); music on the screen; the modern vampire; contemporary Hollywood cinema; research essay; contemporary documentary film form; digital cinema; guerrilla filmmaking; cult film and television; work placement. Creative Writing Year 1: introduction to creative writing 1; introduction to creative writing 2; writing contexts 1 (thinking like a writer). Year 2: writing fiction 1 (introduction to narrative); writing poetry. Optional modules: writing contexts 2 (the process of writing); the history, theory and performance of stand-up comedy; writing fiction 2 (advanced narrative); telling true stories; writing short films; writing television drama; performance text; graphic narratives; writing for children. Year 3: writing contexts 3 (the business of writing); novel writing; poetry and innovative form; fiction and innovative form; graphic narratives; screenwriting (long shorts: films for festivals); screenwriting (drama-documentary); screenwriting (adaptation); writing songs and lyrics; the short poetic sequence; writing for children; gaming and interactive narratives; publishing (from book to internet).

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, vibrant learning community set on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London, near Richmond Park. The stunning 54-acre campus is only 30 minutes from the West End and 15 minutes bus ride to the vibrant centres of Putney, Hammersmith and Richmond.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

1% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

2% of students are part-time

Male / Female

78% of students are female

Achievement

30% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

260 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Psychology

21%

Most common grade was C (25%)

Media Studies

76%

Most common grade was C (41%)

English Literature

34%

Most common grade was C (31%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score MEDIUM 77%

Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 87%
Average graduate salary HIGH £18.7k

Graduates who are media associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic – some parts of the industry have struggled during the recession and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2012, one in seven grads entering the media had a media studies degree) but they’re more likely to be directing, or operating sound or video equipment, or researching.

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Student score No Data

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study No Data
Average graduate salary No Data

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

17%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. This should get better as the economy improves. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism and advertising. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' - having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

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