Creative Writing with Digital Publishing


Creative Writing with Digital Publishing Course - Dublin

Do you want to find your own voice? Do you want to explore your creative potential in the world of literature, writing for online journalism, film and television? Or maybe start that novel you always promised yourself you would write one day! On this course, you will learn the craft of writing, reading and editing. You will be guided by a committed department of writers and designers, alongside well know guest writers/speakers. You will also learn how to present your creative work online with key skills such as script writing, photography, content layout and image editing.

Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Digital Publishing
  • Online Content Design
  • Graphic Layout
  • Digital Marketing
  • Journalism

Course Structure

Learners are prepared for the following:

  • Use language to set the tone of the narrative and plot the development to create intrigue for the reader.
  • Employ the skill of characterisation and construct different ways of telling the same story.
  • Critique your own work and the work of others.
  • Design and layout the story using InDesign.
  • Design and manipulate images.
  • Source publishers and agents.
  • Develop social media marketing campaigns for your publication.
Core Elements
  • Creative Writing
  • Script Writing
  • Communications
  • Desktop Publishing (InDesign)
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator)
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Marketing
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • CDP
  • Duration

  • 1 Year full time September to May
  • Number of Places

  • 24
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 Mornings

 I signed up for the Creative Writing with Digital Publishing Course in BFEI simply because I enjoyed writing: I left as an aspiring creative writer, designer, photographer, scriptwriter and digital marketing enthusiast! This course was a journey of discovery and I loved every minute of it. At times, it could be challenging, but it was challenging in a supportive learning environment with dedicated teachers who ensured every student overcame those challenges. I cannot recommend the Creative Writing with Digital Publishing Course highly enough – it’s enjoyable, diverse, challenging and interesting – and guaranteed to send you in directions you hadn’t previously considered.

- Mary O’Sullivan, Creative Writing with Digital Publishing Graduate, 2019 -

Support Elements
  • Career advice, help with CV preparation and LinkedIn provided is provided by BFEI.
  • In conjunction with FIT (Fast Track into Information Technology), BFEI offers participants the opportunity to do practice interviews with industry specialists and prepare for possible internship placement in leading IT companies.
  • Participation in the annual Design Exhibition.
Assessment and certification

This course is certified by QQI.
Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048).

More Level 5 Courses at BFEI


Where can these qualifications take me?


BA (Hons) Contemporary Visual Culture or BA (Hons) Print and Digital Media Technology Management Technological University Dublin [City] -

BA (Hons) English, Media and Cultural Studies IADT, Dún Laoghaire -

BA (Hons) Marketing and Digital Media Waterford Institute of Technology -

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2018/2019 secured excellent CAO offers.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will be invited to attend an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Information on course costs and the registration/induction process will also be provided at this meeting. 

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available. 


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.


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