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Creative Writing

The aim of the course is for students to acquire creative writing skills. You will be offered a chance to study different techniques for developing a variety of ideas and will be encouraged to critique your own work along with the work of others. The course is for people of all ages with an interest in creative writing and who are competent in their use of language, committed to attending regularly and willing to share their work.

Please Note: Where this course is delivered Online, Microsoft Teams will be used. Please download the Microsoft Teams application prior to enrolling to ensure that you are able to use it on your device.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Plots & creating structure; Different forms and genre; Editing, amending and formatting work for various media; Getting published/finding your audience.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and there will be sufficient scope for more experienced writers to develop and improve their work.

How will I learn?

Confidence will be developed through group work, tutor discussions and one to one tuition. Weekly exercises will be set as homework to underpin learning and form the basis for regular critiques. Regular constructive feedback will be given in verbal and written form. Where appropriate your tutor will offer advice and direction for relevant reading and bibliographic materials.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

For the Online Course: please join via Teams on your electronic device

What do I need to bring?

Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer

For the Online Course: Students will need an electronic device (PC, Mac, Tablet or Phone) and the Microsoft Teams Application to participate in Online lessons via Teams

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

11 reviews for Creative Writing

  1. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Exciting, knowledgeable experience. Very much a learning process determining who I become.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very helpful emailing class notes. Good advice, exellent feedback. Good course content.

  3. 5 out of 5

    It has helped plotting and planning a story and how a story is put together as well as exploring different avenues in genre of stories. It provides constructive criticism on your work from fellow peers.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Friendly, enthusiastic tutor. Clear course structure. Constructive feedback and student-guided topics.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was struck by Fiona ‘s enthusiasm, positive support, and splendid subject knowledge. I really valued the weekly homework which she carefully read and supplied encouraging feedback. I would definitely recommend this wonderfully delivered course.

  6. 5 out of 5

    It was very enjoyable and lively, with a chance to learn technique from the teacher and also a chance to meet a great cross section of interesting people who may not have normally met. It was also very good at building up your confidence by getting you to write on a myriad of subjects and then reading out to the rest of the class (although the teacher kindly offered to do this for you if necessary!). Anyway, it was so good that I signed up for the next term.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Was a great course. The teacher (Fiona) was absolutely brilliant and made the lessons fun and interesting. I learned a lot from her. She is very encouraging and supportive. The tasks outside of the classes were great and kept me occupied.

  8. 4 out of 5

    I recently finished this creative writing course and would like to place on record my gratitude for the availability of the course. I enjoyed my time on the course very much and would recommend it to other aspiring writers as a good starting point for people who may have the slightest interest in exploring techniques and tips for becoming a writer.

  9. 5 out of 5

    I signed up for this course because I wanted to write a novel but had no idea where to start, the tutor was an inspiration. She explained the process of how writing novels and illustrated her classes with a rich seam of literary examples. Each session involved lots of discussion, interspersed with useful exercises which was reviewed with encouragement. I couldn’t recommend the tutor more highly and my novel is now underway…

  10. 5 out of 5

    I enjoyed the course very much. It has helped me to further develop my creative writing skills and the improvements have been noticed by members of the local Writers Circle that I belong to. The tutor was very flexible in her approach. I have recommended this course to others.

  11. 3 out of 5

    I was actually a bit disappointed with this course – I had hoped to learn about the technical side of creative writing, but apart from one week (where a substitute stepped in to cover for illness), most of the classes were wafty chatty rambling with very little structure. Other than the social aspect of meeting other writers, I don’t feel I gained very much. I was also a little surprised that there was no discussion of how the students might take their work further after the course had finished, and no mention of recent developments such as online publishing and ebooks.

    The tutor is a lovely lady, but her teaching style was not for me.

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