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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$11,690/0.5 EFTSL-$5845* AUD|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A535|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature offers a cross-disciplinary foundation in Writing and Literature. Students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of units across specialisations in Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Professional Writing. The course provides specialised knowledge of critical and creative practices and ways of understanding writing, reading and preparing texts for publication as a cross-disciplinary activity. The course is designed for people with professional or personal interests in writing and literature who are seeking further professional qualifications while working.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprised of:
Group 1 Electives
|ALL702||Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches|
|ALW730||Creative Nonfiction: Telling It Slant|
|ALW732||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out|
|ALW734||Script Writing A|
|ALL743||Narrative Theory and Children's Literature|
|ALW740||Foundations in Writing Craft and Practice|
|ALL722||Texts for Young Adults|
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media|
Note: It is recommended that students include either ALW740 or ALL743 or both in their first trimester of study.
Group 2 Electives
|ALL701||Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary|
|ALL721||Driven to Write|
|ALL755||The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis|
|ALW736||Poetics of Writing A|
|ACA715||Creative Enterprise Project|
|ALL708||The Picture Book: Reading and Writing|
|ALL783||Life Writing: Theory and Practice|
|ALW735||Script Writing B|
|ALL784||Writing and Film|
|ALJ724||Law Media and Communication|
Trimester 2 or 3
|ALL705||Short Stories: Writers and Readers|
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)
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.