What will I learn?

Overview

Contemporary creative writing is diverse. It’s digital and on the page; social and singular. Our comprehensive programme includes prose fiction, YA, flash fiction, poetry, scriptwriting for live performance and screen, life writing and memoir. In fact, whatever you want to write, you’ll find an opportunity to explore it with us. We have modules on graphic novels and comics alongside modules in live literature, creative enterprise and professional practice to support your career development. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects with other students both within and outside Creative Writing. You’ll be able to work on magazines, local literary festivals and podcasts, while collaborating with fellow students through our creative writing, publishing and journalism student-run societies.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on 100% coursework (no exams). Most modules will require you to submit a portfolio of creative writing along with a reflective or contextual essay in which you describe what you have learned in class, what you have learned from the set texts and working on your own writing.

How will I be taught?

Creative Writing at Bath Spa University is taught through a mixture of workshops, lectures, presentations and tutorials. Workshops offer you the opportunity to read and discuss each other's work in a supportive, informal and informative atmosphere. Lectures are used to introduce techniques and themes in detail. Tutorials provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work with your tutor on a one-to-one basis.

We believe that for you to achieve your maximum potential you have to take yourself and your writing seriously, and that the best way to do this is to develop a professional approach. Therefore, wherever appropriate, our modules run to industry standards and adopt industry practices.

Careers

Current graduate careers include:

  • Novelist
  • Science magazine editor
  • Children’s author
  • Playwright
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Social media writer
  • Commercial copywriter for brands or charities

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Newton Park,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 9BN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a USA High School Diploma with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 and at least one of the following: SAT with a combined score of 1220 out of 1600 (with minimum of 570 in Maths and 610 in reading/writing). Students need Results from 3 Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations with minimum of 3 in each. ACT results with minimum score of 26 will also be considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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