Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing and Publishing

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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  • Get started on your writing journey with this two-year degree course.
  • Learn about writing and the industry
  • Top-up third year opportunity on BA (Hons) degree at BSU
Foundation degree taught by New College Swindon This Creative Writing and Publishing foundation course highlights the collaborative, creative process between authors and publishers, and the important contribution they make to our culture. Learn to bring stories and ideas to life in the form of text, image and video for a particular audience and platform. You’ll take risks, work collaboratively, project manage, pitch, and become an effective, creative maker across print and digital, books, magazines, and social media. We want you to become curious, experimental and culturally aware, able to develop imaginative content which is informed by industry research, contexts, and legal and ethical considerations. This is an entry-level degree course which enables you to explore university-level learning at New College Swindon over two years. You'll then have the option of applying for a top-up third year to take the BA Creative Writing & Publishing degree course at Bath Spa University.

Course details


Year one - In your first year you’ll develop your core creative skills and explore areas of interest in terms of your wiriting. You’ll learn about the publishing industry and software, and become familiar with how the industry works. This year emphasises writing as both creativity and craft, with particular emphasis on writing as a process that involves considerable rewriting. You’ll learn to analyse your own work and offer constructive criticism of the writing of your peers. Year two - In your second year you will become more confident in your writing ability and start to specialise on particular areas of writing, perhaps fiction, poetry or memoir. You will become proficient in the use of industry-standard software to produce publishable material.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework such as portfolio submissions of the following:

  • Essays.
  • Reflective journals.
  • Reports.
  • Portfolios.
- Practical and performance-based projects.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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New College, Swindon
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are looking for students who are keen to develop their writing and to learn more about books, magazines and digital publications.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Writing and Publishing at Bath Spa University - UCAS