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Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||055182A|
|Deakin course code||A316|
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. The final level's focus is on exploring and taking risk with individual writing styles, plus developing creative research projects and publications.
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 working towards industry standards appropriate for publication and the writing/editing industry.
The course will encourage you to explore opportunities for writing/editing in new media, 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.
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 Professional Writing for Work 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 commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) a student must complete 24 credit points of study, including:
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
And one of:
|ALL101||The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others|
|ALL102||From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions|
Note: Students need only complete one of ALL101 or ALL102
|ALW225||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out|
|ALW223||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction|
|ALL201||Love, Death and Poetry|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
Note: ACC200 Freelancing in the Arts is a level 2 unit which is normally taken in the third year of full time study
|ALW205||Editing and the Author|
|ALW393||Editing Collaborations: Producing An Anthology|
|ALW394||Creative Research Project 2 credit points|