BA, MA & PhD Programmes
This is a practice-based research degree that focuses on creative writing projects that incorporate digital media, digital narratives, games, transmedia, interactivity, interdisciplinary and/or participatory media, mobile technology or other hybrid forms into both the students’ creative practice and research. The PhD in Digital Writing was launched in 2013 with 4 fee-waiver studentships, including one student who will complete a Joint Bath Spa University/Queensland University of Technology PhD.
Bath Spa has a prestigious and well-established MA programme; many graduates have gone on to publish widely. New modules dealing with aspects of digital writing have been developed, include Storyworlds and Digital Writing and Audiences.
As part of one of the largest and most successful writing departments in the UK and indeed the world, this course is challenging, exciting, and versatile. Creative Writing can be taken on its own or as part of a Combined Award with Publishing (print and digital); our students are the content creators and shapers of a digital future where handmade is important too.
Led by Prof Pullinger, this Year 2 module explores the ways in which new digital platforms, software, and technologies enable new forms of storytelling and offer new opportunities for writers; the focus is firmly on ideas and experimentation. You will explore a range of digital tools as well as storytelling projects and you will consider what it means to create text that is meant to be read on a screen.
Nic Presley has created an innovative UG module that focusses on literature in the digital age. Her students create all kinds of digital experiments, from turning Jack Kerouac’s On the Road into Google driving directions to a wiki page for Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake. Check out her class website here: digital-literature.org