In a nutshell
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.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
- Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite 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. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.
- Entry for non school leavers will be based on their performance in:
- a Certificate IV in a related discipline; OR
- a Diploma in any discipline; OR
- successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units; OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience.
In this creative writing course, the subjects you may study include:
- Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity
- Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations
- The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others
- Designing Fictions
- Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence
- The Lyric Essay: Playing with Ideas
- Studio Writing Project
- Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication
- Digital Photography
- Design Skills
- Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World
- Improvisation: Principles in Action
- From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Revisions
- Literature for Children and Young Adults
- Making Social Media
- Poetry: Events in Language
- The Role of the Editor
- Writing for Young People
- Gender, Sex and Literature
- Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters
- Fantasy Literature
- Adaptation and Solo Performance
- Web Design and Interactivity
- Experimental Writing Lab
- Communication and Creative Arts Internship A
Why Deakin University?
Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.
The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
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.