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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$20,120/0.5 EFTSL-$10060* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9244 6007
or 03 9251 7071
Dr Elizabeth Bullen, +61 3 92443965, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|Deakin course code||A561|
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 of Communication and Creative Arts 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.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
|ALR715||New Ventures in Creative Enterprise|
|ALW730||Creative Nonfiction: Telling It Slant|
|ALW732||Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out|
|ALW734||Script Writing A|
|ALW736||Poetics of Writing A|
|ACM733||My Story: Autobiographical and Experimental Video Production|
|ALW720||Travel Writing *|
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media|
|ALW731||Creative Non-Fiction Writing B|
|ALW733||Fiction Writing: Ideas and Innovations|
|ALW735||Script Writing B|
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|
* ALW720, ALW749 not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.
Notes: Students may complete any combination of units, though they should be aware that B units require A units as prerequisites.
To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing applicants require:
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 credit transfer will be considered depending on the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing, the Masters of Communication and the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing, the Master of Communication or Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of Communication or Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.