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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$6,100* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
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|CRICOS course code||055182A|
|VTAC Codes||1400314121 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514121 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|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.
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:
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|
|ALW223||Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay|
|ALW227||Script Writing: Focus On Fiction|
|ALW240||Poetry: Making It Strange|
|ALW393||Writing Project A|
|ALW205||Editing and the Author|
|ALW394||Writing Project B|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship *|
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 **|
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|
*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|
|ALL154||Power Politics and Texts for Young People|
|ALL230||Re-Imagining Literature for Young People|
Select 4 from the following including both level 1 units:
|ACM120||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History|
|ACM112||Writing with the Camera *|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ACM217||Documentary Production Practice|
|ACM237||TV Studio Production|
|ACM236||Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis|
|AAM220||Cinemas and Cultures|
* ACM112 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.
Select 4 from the following including both level 1 units:
|ALJ111||Contemporary Journalism A *|
|ALJ112||Contemporary Journalism B|
|ALJ216||Research for Writers|
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
|ALJ217||Editing and Design|
*ALJ111 also available in trimester 2 at Burwood (Melbourne) campus and off campus.
|ALL101||The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others|
|ALL102||From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions|
|ALL201||Love, Death and Poetry|
|ALL202||Writing Modern Worlds|
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:
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.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent. Prerequisites are Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
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.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.