Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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The Bachelor of Creative Writing from Deakin University provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience to pursue professional writing careers.
Throughout this comprehensive undergraduate course, you'll study and practise firsthand in a range of areas, including narrative-driven works and experimental innovations; editing; creative nonfiction; script writing; new takes on traditional genres of poetry; and short and extended fiction writing. In your final year, you'll complete studio projects, undertake creative research work and produce professional publications for digital and print platforms.
The course consists of 18 core units and 6 electives that build a solid foundation of skills and encourage collaboration, professionalism and creative sustainability. Study online or on-campus in Melbourne or Geelong.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this creative writing course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Creative Writing from Deakin University.
Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in professional writing and editing in a variety of contexts, including freelancing, traditional/online publishing, corporate and government organisations, the education sector, media, entertainment and other arts organisations.
Wondering where a career in creative writing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Author, Playwright, Freelance Writer, Content Writer, Journalist, Copywriter, Editor, Communications Coordinator, PR Coordinator, Advertising or Marketing Professional.
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.
Students can also pay fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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