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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$22,180* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||055182A|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent.
|VTAC Codes||1400314123 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514123 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A316|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing), you may find employment in freelance editing and writing, in traditional/online publishing, in corporate and government organisations as a researcher and writer/editor, and in media, entertainment and other arts organisations in a range of writing/editing roles.
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|
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.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.