Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

Deakin University

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

Discover how to connect with audiences of all ages in Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing. In this one-year specialist course, you’ll be mentored by published authors as you develop and refine a body of work for publication. Explore and master a range of key writing techniques, such as the ability to edit, analyse a range of genres, and blueprint a draft and take a concept through various stages of revision.

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $22,000
International: $32,600
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $22,000
International: $32,600
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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