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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||055182A|
|Deakin course code||A316|
For students commencing 2007
Deakin's Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) aims to provide the qualities and attributes that will enable you to work both in specialised fields, and across professional boundaries.
Initially you will undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, creative non-fiction and script writing as well as the traditional genres of poetry and fiction writing.
You will develop broadly based skills in the processes of writing and revision, and gain expertise and practical experience across a range of genres, styles and professional environments. In all writing and editing units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards.
The course will encourage you to explore new communication technologies both in the practical realms of professional communication and in cross-genre experimentation and creative production.
You will also learn the practical skills necessary to support, create and collaborate in work across a range of forms, in writing, film, drama and new media.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) a student must complete 24 credit points of study, including:
12 credit points from the following list of Professional and Creative Writing units:
|ALW101||Writing Craft (B, G)|
|ALW102||Writing Spaces (B, G)|
|ACV211||Texts and Images II: in Quest of Story and Image ****|
|ALJ216||Research for Writers (B, G, W, X)|
|ALJ313||Media Law and Ethics (B, G, W, X)|
|ALW223||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay (B)|
|ALW225||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out (B, G)|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction (B, G)|
|ALW240||Poetry: Making It Strange (B, G)|
|ALW393||Writing Project A (B, G)|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (B, S) (2 credit points)|
|ACV110||Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories (B)|
|ALW205||Editing and the Author (B, G)|
|ALW392||Theorising Creativity (B)|
|ALW394||Writing Project B (B, G)|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ALW117||Writing for Professional Practice (B, G, W, X) *|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship (B, G, X) **|
|ALL379||Representing Australia (ONLINE) ***|
* ALW117 is only offered in Warrnambool in trimester 2.
** ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of 6 units in the specific discipline major sequence. Students also require permission from the discipline supervisor.
*** ALL379 is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face-to-face teaching
**** ACV211 is not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval.