Literary Writing

Course details

Writing literature is above all individual work. Being integrated into a course of studies and having the opportunity to reflect on literature with other aspiring writers cannot replace the individual development of one's literary voice, but can stimulate and foster this development.

Following this conviction, the Swiss Literature Institute has been offering the course BA Literary Writing, a course that is unique in Switzerland, since 2006. The three-year study programme prioritises students' personal literary development and enables the young authors to develop their individual literary projects.

The BA in Literary Writing supports the development of a professional network, the consideration and analysis of contemporary literature and its authors and encourages reflection about the processes of poetic creation. Furthermore, the study programme promotes encounters with artists from the other study programmes of the Bern University of Arts.

The Swiss Literature Institute is organised bilingually (German, French) and admits students with either German or French as their mother tongue. The Institute promotes the exchange of authors of these two cultures. The programme is open and does not prescribe any particular genre of text. Therefore, the lecturing authors also represent a wide range of voices and genres.

Language combinations:

  • German-French
  • French-German

Type of course: Bachelor

Contact name: Marie Caffari

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Contact name: Hochschule der Künste Bern Haute école des arts de Berne

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