Creative Writing and Film Cultures

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– You’ll develop the practical skills in writing, self-reflection and revision, necessary to become a successful professional writer.

– The degree incorporates professional practice through masterclasses from experts in a range of film-related careers, such as journalism, scriptwriting, festival management and archiving.

– Through building a portfolio, you’ll be able to show potential employers you have skills relevant to creative writing, scholarship, journalism, advertising and online content.

**About this course**

This course is ideal if you’re interested in film and creative industry careers beyond production, such as journalism and reviewing, festival programming, museum and exhibit curation, promotion and copywriting. The course examines creative writing and film within historical, cultural and geographical contexts, rather than in isolation. You’ll explore how writing and film shape, and are shaped by, their surroundings. Though analysis of published writing, you’ll consider language and style. In Year 3, the course culminates in a major research project, covering a topic of your choice. You’ll also complete a creative writing dissertation.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- 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

Year 2

- The Craft of Poetry and Prose

- Independent Creative Writing

- Writing about Film

- Global Film Cultures

Year 3

- Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction

- Creative Writing Dissertation Project

- Power and the Image

- Special Topics in Film Cultures

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees