Creative Arts

This degree programme integrates film, media, and journalism, covering audio-visual production, print journalism, digital media, film theory, and cultural studies. You'll gain skills for media production and the creative industries. The course provides a solid foundation in theoretical, technical, and practical skills, making you a sought-after professional. Assessment includes coursework, presentations, essays, and practical work.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Creative Arts

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Media studies at Bangor is unique in its close integration of academic and theoretical approaches with hands-on creative practice. Students in the School have the opportunity at all levels to combine a study of their chosen field with practice-based outcomes such as journalism, film and media/digital media production.

Practical modules will be assessed both on the practical output and on the individual’s ability to reflect critically on their practice. Media Practice modules concentrate on three key areas: studio production, single camera filming and editing, and radio production. Practical modules will be assessed both on the practical output and on the individual’s ability to reflect critically on their practice. Modules on film theory, film and culture, visual culture, analysing film and documentary are assessed by exam and assignment and frequently also offer the opportunity to submit practical work as an element of assessment. You will also take part in journalism virtual newsroom exercises, tasked with completing stories within a set time frame.

As you progress through the degree, much of your study will be done in small teaching groups with an emphasis on learning both group work skills and the ability to carry a piece of work through yourself from initial concept to completion.

The aim is to give you confidence, critical skills, strategic acumen, adaptability and potential to thrive in a range of media work environments and become a sough-after professional in a competitive field.


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Why Study this Degree

Our flexible course structure which balances subject breadth with opportunities to specialise.

You will study in a creative atmosphere, working closely with world leading scholars and practising industry professionals and consultants

Our excellent facilities include a fully equipped centre with editing suites, and the latest 4K digital filmmaking equipment.

You will gain practical experience by contributing to organising events, e.g. screenings, film festivals, performances.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2023-24) Tuition Fees (2024-25)
International Year Zero (IYZ) £16,995.00 £16,995.00
International Year One (IY1) £16,995.00 £16,995.00
Pre-Master’s (PM) £10,995.00 – £14,995.00 £10,995.00 – £14,995.00
Please note: There is an additional administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at the Bangor University.

Scholarships at Bangor

At Bangor, students have access to a variety of scholarships offered by the University of Bangor based on merit, financial need, or other factors such as academic achievements. For the full list of scholarships available at the university of Bangor, please click here.

Oxford International offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic course under the Core Scholarship. The scholarships are targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees to awards covering part or full pathway course fees at the international college.

Please note you’ll have to apply for the Core Scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.

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