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BA(Hons)Journalism and Creative Writing

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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falmouth.ac.uk/journalism-creativewriting 

Overview

Apply your talents across fiction and non-fiction on page, stage and screen. Here, we’ll help you maximise your chance to make an impact -and a successful living – in the contemporary media and literary landscape.

Magazine production, multimedia skills, factual reporting and feature writing will be combined with modules ranging from novel writing and poetry, to writing scripts for film and television. You’ll develop as a versatile, marketsavvy practitioner, while also exploring critical perspectives and the forces transforming journalism and creative writing in the digital age. Your learning will range from the essentials of journalism, creative writing and critical thinking, to a foray into the world of glossy magazines and long-form features. In your final year you’ll refine your practical and academic skills and specialise in areas such as crime, culture, fashion, foreign news and travel writing.

Programme structure

*Year one *

The first year is foundational. You will be eased into what is recognised as a challenging transition to trainee journalist and budding creative writer. A distinguishing feature of this degree is that it isn’t only lectures and seminars: There is also an abundance of practical and peer-reviewed workshops.

You learn by doing, and critically reflecting. on what you do.
All the fundamentals of journalism are addressed from the outset. from the challenges of telling true stories to the language of news and opinion writing to politics and media law. You’ll acquire a multimedia toolkit which will serve you well on your journey through both sides of this degree.

o True stories o Multimedia methods
o The craft of Writing
o Blogging & the personal voice
o Creative writing strategies
o Critical practices

*Year two *

Core modules for Creative Writing allow you to experiment with genre and form and develop a greater awareness of audience and context. For Journalism. you’ll focus on the production of magazines plus the closely related skill of feature writing.

o Genre and form
o Magazine content & creation
o Features & long form
o Audience and context
o Journalism & communications research
o Creative writing options (Students pick from: screen writing / business & editorial writing / writing for radio / science fiction)

*Year three *

In your final year you’ll engage in more extensive self-directed learning, taking on projects that allow you to focus on your chosen areas of creative writing.

You’ll also complete a freelance portfolio as you work with increased freedom, allowing you to specialise further and prepare for your career ahead.

o Specialist correspondent (students pick a specialism such as crime & courts or global affairs)
o Creative writing options (students two pick from: lifestyle writing: food, fashion, sport & health; travel, place and environment writing or children and young adult writing)
o Dissertation
o Freelance portfolio

Career opportunities

o Work in journalism. publishing, television, marketing and PR
o Career as a reporter. presenter or researcher
o Career as an editor, staff writer or producer
o Work in media, publishing, marketing, arts administration and more
o Teaching and postgraduate study

Graduate destinations:
o Award-winning novelist
o Essayist
o Editor: FHM
o Staff writer: FRONT magazine
o Creative copywriter: YCN

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States