Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration

2 years part-time or equivalent

Deakin course codeA641

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature.  You will become familiar with a broad range of texts, taking account of variations of genre, the historical and cultural contexts in which children's texts are produced, and the ideological frameworks in which they are located.  The course will introduce you to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course itself you will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.  

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

For students commencing from 2015:

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory core Children's Literature units;
  • 2 credit points of elective units selected from the following disciplines:
Literary Studies
- Creative Writing
Professional Writing

See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A764) for units available in the disciplines above.

Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:

Core units

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

Trimester 1

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

Trimester 2

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL722Texts for Young Adults

 

Elective units

2 credit points of elective units chosen from Literary Studies, Creative Writing or Professional Writing


 

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