Bachelor of Creative Writing

Deakin University

Professional formation for ambitious writers within and across genres, preparation for industry, entrepreneurial projects and literary arts/publishing fields. This course provides a practice-based and theoretically strong preparation for professional writers working in specialised literary/publishing fields and industry, and for entrepreneurial contexts. Students engage in practice ranging from narrative-driven works to experimental innovations, editing, creative nonfiction and script writing, as well as new takes on traditional genres of poetry, and short and extended fiction writing. In the final year, students work on studio projects to develop and extend their style and craft, as well as doing creative research work and producing professional-standard publications, for digital platforms and page.

Course Fee:

International: $75,264

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL


24 credit points comprising 18 core and 6 electives

Subjects you can Study:

Creative writing

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Copywriter, Editor, Journalist, Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 61.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 61.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 59.05 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 59.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 59.05 Yes Part time 6 years

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing is the Cloud Campus where over 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities. The university has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, a high proportion of international students and others from regional areas. It engages students from non-traditional student groups through flexible learning modes and comprehensive transition programs, as well as community-based education.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. The university provides a broad range of double degrees, offering combinations such as nursing with midwifery, health sciences with information systems, and criminology with psychological science.

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