Bachelor of Creative Writing

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Want to use your knack for writing in a pathway to a fulfilling career and life-long creative satisfaction? Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Writing can show you how. Finesse your writing and gain expertise across a range of genres and styles. You'll explore contemporary approaches and their histories in areas like creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, poetry, as well as short and extended fiction writing. Under the tutelage of staff who are published authors themselves, you'll study the craft of writing, art of storytelling, creativity and the process of editing and revision. You'll explore narrative-driven works, experimental innovations, creative nonfiction and script writing, as well as new takes on traditional genres of poetry, and short and extended fiction writing. Collaborate and improve your skills working with peers in interdisciplinary teams for writing, film, drama and new technologies. You'll gain insight into writing and editing for new media, cross-genre experimentation and creative production. Through this course, you'll have access to internships in magazine and book publishing houses, as well as within broadcast and print media, helping you to develop important industry connections and drive your creative practice forward. We also encourage you to pursue opportunities for writing and editing in new media, including for our own international writing journal, Verandah.


24 credit points comprising 18 core and 6 electives


  • Creative writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4
  • A study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waurn Ponds International: $94,592
  • ATAR: 58
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
Burwood International: $94,592
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 3 years

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