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Option Modules

In all years of the course you have the opportunity to select 15-30 credits (dependent upon year level) of optional modules from cognate Warwick departments such as Sociology, Creative Writing, Theatre and Performance, Film and Television and the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning. For example, modules on media histories, screenwriting, cultural studies, gender, race, audiences, marketing, animation, eco-cinema, media ecologies, entrepreneurship, climate change are the kinds of learning opportunities available.

The option modules open to students will be wide and varied, determined on a yearly basis, and will be chosen in collaboration with the other department dependent upon space available and the student's interests. For example, the following modules are indicative of the options available from departments outside of the Centre but are subject to availability in that year of selection.

Year One

Life of Media: Past, Present and Future

International Perspectives on Gender

Living with Water

Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development

Screenwriting in a Digital Age

Year Two

Performing Online

Audience Development and Marketing

Audio-visual Avant-Gardes

Commercial Cultures in Global Capitalism

Media, Audiences and Social Change

Challenges of Climate Change

Entrepreneurship: A Critical Perspective

Censorship and Society

Community Engagement: Theory into Practice

Introduction to Design Thinking Theory and Practice

Screenwriting II

Year Three

Transnational Media Ecologies

The Art of Animation

Experimental Documentary Practices

Social Movements and Political Action

Film Cultures


Sound Walks, Site and Landscape

Theatre and Creative Industries

Feminist Pedagogy/Feminist Action

Decolonizing Music: Popular, World and Folk Forums

Achieving Sustainability

Screenwriting III

The BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries has been designed in consultation with our contacts in industry, our alumni, with experts in the field and through listening to over 200 prospective students.

All have told us that a defined route of managed choice is the preferred structure for this kind of course.

Therefore, the Core Modules define the route through the course, interweaving the theory, practice and industry strands.

However, we know that students like to have some choice because they have a wide variety of interests, there are many learning opportunities at Warwick and students would like to try out new things during their time with us.

We work with other departments across Warwick to offer students these choices.