School of Humanities

We look forward to welcoming you to the offer holder day, please take a look at the information below to see what activities and sessions you can join.

English Literature / English Literature and Creative Writing / English and American Literature

Come along to see what it's like to study English Literature and English Literature and Creative Writing at Keele. We will show you examples of the modules you'll be able to choose, the kinds of texts you'll get the opportunity to study, and there will be a 'taster' workshop where you can get your teeth into some literary texts.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Drop-in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders, but may not be able to partake in all of the activities.

Practising Film Studies at Keele

The session involves a participatory activity and discussion, drawn from the types of Film Studies activities practised on the courses at Keele. We will look at the application of different ideas around studying film, with reference to key cinematic texts.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

The academic sessions are specifically for offer holders: parents, family and other guests may attend if they wish, though may not be able to take part in all of the activities. We will be able to provide more general information before and after the academic sessions, and during the drop in session from 12.00-13.00.

History and Communication Technology

Historians argue that new forms of media have been responsible for the most significant aspects of historical change. The printing press revolutionised communication from the 16th century; but it was the explosion in public printed materials in the 19th century and the emergence of new forms of journalism and mass press from 1900 onwards that reached the ‘person in the street’. What is the significance of these printed materials for the historian? In this session we will use examples of a ‘new’ mass communication technology, postcard, to examine how they were used over the past century and how they can be used by historians trying to reconstruct the everyday life of the people who made use of them. This is an opportunity for you to be a historian, selecting actual postcards from an ‘archive’ and trying to make sense of them as a historical source.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

Guests are invited to attend the first part of the session but the workshop is for offer holders only.
There will be a programme of general talks during this time which parents, family and guests are welcome to attend.

Media, Communications and Creative Practice

In this session we will introduce you to some of the issues raised during this course of study with examples taken from a selection of the modules which may be studied. You will also have the opportunity to speak to one of our current students and see examples of student work.

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

Guests are invited to attend the academic session alongside offer holders.

 

Music in Theory and Practice

We will illustrate a particular Music topic, which could be related to World Music, German Music, Composition, or Music Performance.  

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00

Drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

Guests are invited to accompany offer holders but may not be able to participate in all of the activities, due to space constraints.

Music Technology in Theory and Practice

Morning session: 10:30 - 12:00
Sound texture in recorded popular music. A brief look at layers and soundbox, how these define the recording of a pop/rock song and how these elements are related to the studio production and post-production.

Drop in session: 12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon session: 13:00 - 14:30
Producing music in the studio. The creative possibilities offered by a state-of-the-art recording studio, microphones, its signal pass, electronic instruments and software tools.

Please note you only need to attend a morning or afternoon session in this subject.

Guests are invited to accompany offer holders but may not be able to participate in all of the activities, due to space constraints.