Creative arts

This course introduces you to the many different ways in which people have expressed themselves creatively, and in which you can do the same – perhaps professionally, in the future. You’ll explore the creative use of language, the visual arts, drama and music – and consider their practical application.


The scope of creativity

You start this course by exploring the varied expressions of creativity, and consider how it can play a huge part in many different careers.


Creative writing

Short stories, novels, plays and poetry – language can become an art form in a variety of ways which you’ll explore in this unit. Shakespeare never studied creative writing at university: should you?



Journalism requires a very disciplined use of language, as well as the ability to use it imaginatively. And the role of a journalist may involve more than just writing… What should you study if you want to be a journalist – and where?


The visual arts

This unit gives you a taste for art appreciation, with a look at a selection of great works of art across ages and cultures, perhaps also a chance to demonstrate your own skills! What could you expect if you were to study at art school?



Photography can be both career and art form, and here you’ll explore both aspects of the work of the photographer. Should you be focusing on photography as part of your degree?


The world of design

Design is present in all the objects around us, and in this unit you’ll consider how your skills might be used for work in design. But before that, you’ll consider what universities are looking for on the part of students of design.


Exploring drama and theatre

Here you consider how the development of drama and theatre has impacted on our cultural lives – and also have the chance to gain some practical experience. Evaluate your prospects for success in studying in this field, and in developing a career path.


Music and society

In this unit, you’ll be looking at the range of musical traditions and at the significance of music in the lives of people around the world. You’ll also consider study in music at university and at other specialist institutions.