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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||055182A|
|Deakin course code||A316|
|For students commencing from 2008|
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.
As part of the course you are required to complete a sub-major selected from areas of Children's Literature, Film Studies, Journalism or Literary Studies.
This course has pathways from the following institutions: Box Hill Institute TAFE and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, from the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. Other TAFE pathways apply. For more information refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System.
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:
For students who commenced from 2008 to 2011 refer to the handbook of the year you commenced.
For students commencing from 2012
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) a student must complete 24 credit points of study, including:
Select 8 credit points from the following listed units for the Professional and Creative Writing major:
|ALW101||Writing Craft (B, G)|
|ALW102||Writing Spaces (B, G)|
Level 2 & Level 3
Students will then select a further 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:
|ALW225||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out (B, G)|
|ALW223||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay (B)|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction (B, G)|
|ALW240||Poetry: Making It Strange (B, G)|
|ALW393||Writing Project A (B, G)|
|ALW205||Editing and the Author (B, G)|
|ALW392||Theorising Creativity (B)|
|ALW394||Writing Project B (B, G)|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship (B, G, X) *|
The following electives in related writing areas may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ALW117||Writing for Professional Practice (B, G, W, X) **|
Trimester 1 or trimester 3
|ACV211||Texts and Images II: in Quest of Story and Image ***|
|ACC301||Freelancing in the Arts ****|
|ACV110||Texts and Images 1: Ways of Seeing, Reading and Telling Stories (B)|
*Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements.
**** ACC301 not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval.
Select ONE parallel study from the four listed below:
|ALL153||Literature for Children and Young Adults (B, G, W, X)|
|ALL154||Power Politics and Texts for Young People (B, G, W, X)|
|ALL230||Re-Imagining Literature for Young People (B, G, W, X)|
Select 4 from the following including both level 1 units:
|ACM120||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History (B)|
|ACM112||Writing with the Camera (B) *|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACM217||Documentary Production Practice (B)|
|ACM237||TV Studio Production (B)|
|ACM236||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis (B)|
|AAM220||Cinemas and Cultures (B, X)|
* ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.
Select 4 from the following including both level 1 units:
|ALJ111||Contemporary Journalism A (B, G, W, X) *|
|ALJ112||Contemporary Journalism B (B, G, W, X)|
|ALJ216||Research for Writers (B, G, W, X)|
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
|ALR207||Media Relations (B, G, W, X)|
|ALJ217||Editing and Design (B, G, W, X)|
*ALJ111 also available in trimester 2 at Burwood (Melbourne) campus and off campus.
|ALL101||The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others (B, G, X)|
|ALL102||From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions (B, G, W, X)|
|ALL201||Love, Death and Poetry (B, G, X)|
|ALL202||Writing Modern Worlds (B, G, X)|
Students to also consider a second major or 4 credit point submajor sequence as an elective from the following list to support their studies in the Professional and Creative Writing degree: