Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

Deakin University

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

This course provides students with the skills to write across a range of genres and writing styles. Students will graduate with a portfolio of writing showcasing their knowledge and skills in Creative Writing. This program will advance and consolidate knowledge of Creative Writing theories, practice and skills for the conception, crafting, production and dissemination of creative writing outputs. Students will understand the complexities and opportunities of industries which employ creative writers and possible careers within an international and domestic context. The units in the program will be valuable for those experienced in writing but who may feel the need for further guidance, or those interested in beginning a career in writing. The School adopts the philosophy that writing and editing should be taught by published writers and practitioners. The teaching staff includes well-known writers and editors, and the program draws on the talents of other publishing professionals as guest speakers

Designed for

Students seeking a specialist Level 8 Creative Writing qualification and/or a pathway to Masters or further study


8 credit points of study comprising core and course electives


  • Creative non-fiction
  • Fiction writing
  • Life writing
  • Script writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • Or Graduate Certificate in any discipline
  • Or at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $21,400
International: $31,400
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

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