Deakin University

Bachelor of Creative Writing

Deakin University

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

With Deakin’s Bachelor of Creative Writing, you can turn your fascination with writing into a fulfilling life-path that fosters your natural creativity and professionalises your skills. Graduate from this industry-led degree as a polished and agile writer, with skills across a broad range of styles. Gain practical experience writing compelling prose, creating characters and worlds that leap off the page, all while discovering the specific techniques that bring each genre to life. Build industry experience through internships at publishing houses and festivals or spend a year on the editorial team of Deakin's own international writing and creative arts journal, Verandah, honing your writing and editing skills alongside aspiring professional creatives like you. Under the guidance of teachers who are published writers themselves, you'll explore many genres of writing, including short and extended fiction, creative nonfiction, digital approaches, poetry and script writing. Collaborate and improve your skills working with peers in interdisciplinary teams for writing, film, drama and new technologies. You’ll be supported to identify and pursue opportunities for writing and editing in new media, cross-genre experimentation and creative production with an awareness of entrepreneurial initiative and know-how. Work on studio projects to develop and extend your style and craft and undertake creative research work, producing professional-standard publications for web and print before you graduate. We also encourage you to pursue opportunities for writing and editing in new media, including for our own international writing journal, Verandah.

Structure

24 credit points comprising 18 core and 6 electives

Subjects

  • Creative writing

Standard entry requirements

"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au).Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $98,176 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $98,176 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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