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: $90,840

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

Structure:

24 credit points comprising 18 core and 6 electives

Subjects you can Study:

Creative writing

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Copywriter, Editor, Journalist, Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 61.65 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 61.65 Yes Online 6 years
Burwood 64 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 64 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 61.65 Yes Full time 3 years

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