University of Roehampton

Film and Creative Writing

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: PW38
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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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 salary
Imaginative writing
No Data No Data No Data
Media studies
MEDIUM 75% MEDIUM 87% HIGH £18.7k

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?

Source: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Students are asked to examine, consolidate and improve their basic writing skills, to try out different ways and forms of writing and to explore their own creative processes; in this year, students are also asked to engage with a wide range of challenging texts from different genres and historical periods and to explore some of the critical and theoretical approaches that will be important in later work; in the 2nd year students take compulsory and optional modules, which are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials; the programme offers more specialist writing genres (including fiction, poetry and screenwriting) and modules that provide an opportunity to practise, analyse and criticise specific forms of writing.

Modules

Film Studies Work placement; film history and criticism; reading visual aesthetics; film production skills; forms of cinema; ideas into film; thinking about film; audiovisual criticism; producing performance; producing reality; fiction and documentary: forms and approaches; forms of fiction; Hollywood-Europe; forms of animation; genre and cultural context; film sound; editing; forms of documentary; world cinemas; silent cinemas; experimental cinemas; film journalism; film festival organisation; spectators and audiences; writing on the screen; cinematography; dissertation; audio-visual dissertation; screenwriting; film programming; contemporary film theory; production project (fiction); production project (documentary); national cinemas – France; the modern vampire; the horror film; dystopian film; film adaptation; Shakespeare on screen; Dickens on screen; issues of authorship; contemporary Hollywood cinema; representing women; calling the shots: film and television crime drama; American quality television; British television drama; fantasy television; childhood on film; green screens: film and the environment; the remake; music as social practice; research essay; cross-disciplinary research project; directing: script to screen; directing: improvisation; writing with the camera; producing; documentary storytelling; contemporary documentary film form; minor production project; adaptation for film and television; industry research; digital cinema; Guerrilla filmmaking; career preparation.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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University of Roehampton

Roehampton is the only campus university in London, located in the south-west of the city, about 30 minutes from the West End. Our campus offers excellent facilities for learning, teaching and working, and opportunities for students to get involved in volunteering, playing sport, or joining one of our many student societies. It is also one of the safest campuses in the capital.

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?

Source: 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?

Overall student satisfaction No Data
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 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

Source: 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.

Who studies this subject?

Source: 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 70%
Student score MEDIUM 75%

Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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 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

Source: 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.

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