What is a Foundation Degree? 2-year degree course Combines academic work and practical skills Focuses on employability Lots of input from industry professionals Work Placements
What is publishing? It’s all about working with others to create and print an interesting new piece of writing; an exciting product; or an imaginative promotional tool.
Great publishing combines Imaginative and creative ideas Design and editorial skills Commercial awareness
What jobs can you do in publishing? Editorial Assistant Commissioning editor Graphic designer Marketing assistant Production controller Copy-editor/ proofreader Rights manager Publicist Sales executive Website manager
In two years you can become: A designer with a sound understanding of editorial process and marketing, or An editor with a good knowledge of design and production.
You will be taught by experienced publishers and designers in purpose- built studios using the latest industry technology and software InDesign Photoshop Digital SLR cameras Apple Macs PowerPoint Scanning
What can you make? Books Magazines Fashion catalogues Music CD booklets and covers Film festival brochures Newsletters Art exhibition leaflets Promotional postcards Press releases
Choosing and using images You’ll learn how to make these things by: Writing or preparing text Coming up with creative ideas Designing pages Using typefaces Choosing your print finish Researching
Publishing is exciting. You get a high sense of personal achievement and a real-life end product
Here’s what students say about studying publishing at Bath Spa: ‘This has been, without doubt, the most exciting and challenging module I have taken. I have acquired many new skills and it has provided me with an insight into the world of publishing. It has been hard work at times - but ultimately inspiring and enjoyable.’ Toby Martin
Here’s what students say about studying publishing at Bath Spa: ‘Not only has this module furthered my skills but it has readied me for life after university.’ Emma Wilson Now Editorial Assistant at Palazzo Editions
In the first year you’ll study: Contemporary Publishing Introduction to Design & Production Communication and Copywriting Professional Practice Text Editing
In the second year you’ll study: Working in Publishing: In-house and freelance Marketing and Publicity Self-initiated project/ work placement And either: Commissioning & Product Development or Professional Design Practice
This is a practical and varied course - you’ll learn about: Time management Initiative Organisation Teamwork Decision-making
You can apply to carry on into a third year to do : BA (Hons) in Creative Writing or BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication