Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing
Course summary for current students
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B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted ||Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||015197C|
|Deakin course code||A661|
The Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing offers studies in various forms of professional writing and editing for graduates with major sequences in other disciplines. The emphasis is on helping you to develop the skills required to prepare work for publication. In each area of study-fiction, creative non-fiction, writing for children, poetry, editing, publishing and scriptwriting - you will be given practical experience of the process of writing and revision. The program will develop your understanding of the requirements of writing and editing for different readerships. The units in the program will be valuable to you if you are experienced in writing but feel the need for further guidance, or if you want to begin a career in writing. Study at this level can also help you if you are required to write in the course of your employment and wish to enhance your skills in written communication. The editing course introduces you to the key skills required for employment in publishing books and magazines. The School adopts the philosophy that writing and editing should be taught by published writers and practitioners. The teaching staff includes well-known writers and editors, and the program draws on the talents of other publishing professionals as guest speakers.
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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
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To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
- 4 credit points of Professional Writing units selected from the specified list below; and
- 4 credit points of electives selected from the remaining Professional Writing units and/or from the following disciplines
See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) and Master of Communication (A747) for units available in the disciplines above.
Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.
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|ALR715|| New Ventures in Creative Enterprise (B, X) |
|ALW730|| Creative Nonfiction: Telling It Slant (B, X) |
|ALW732|| Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out (B, X) |
|ALW734|| Script Writing A (B, X) |
|ALW736|| Poetics of Writing A (B, X) |
|ACM733|| My Story: Autobiographical and Experimental Video Production (B) |
|ALL706|| Histories, Fictions (B, X) |
|ALW729|| Writing for Communication Media (B, X) |
|ALW731|| Creative Non-Fiction Writing B (B, X) |
|ALW733|| Fiction Writing: Ideas and Innovations (B, X) |
|ALW735|| Script Writing B (B, X) |
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
|ALW749|| Crossing Borders - in Country Travel and Research Project *|
Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
|ALL705|| Short Stories: Writers and Readers (B, X) |
* ALW720, ALW749 not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.
Note: Students may complete any combination of units, though they should be aware that B units require A units as prerequisites.