Stories focus on things people care about (love, drama, protest, hope). Stories also have to be constructed with care to make sure they strike the right note with their audience. Each story told features issues we can explore about important human themes, individual identity or social and political patterns of behaviour. But, stories also need to be planned, crafted, funded, produced and distributed. A writer needs to identify and treat those human themes in ways that will grab the attention and stimulate interest. The stories we find interesting tell us a lot about ourselves and analysing or creating stories helps us sort out what our values are and what stance we take with the world. On this course you will learn about the film industry and how it works, and you will also study a range of modern literary texts in different genres, analyzing how they work. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to bring the two sides of your degree together, for example in thinking about how books have been turned into films, or films into books. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in some of the practical aspects of film-making, such as camera, or scriptwriting. And at each level you will have the opportunity to do your own creative writing, either for a creative project or in response to a text.