Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

2 years part-time or equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$16,690* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, +61 3 92443965, elizabeth.bullen@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A641

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature.  You will become familiar with a broad range of texts, taking account of variations of genre, the historical and cultural contexts in which children's texts are produced, and the ideological frameworks in which they are located.  The course will introduce you to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course itself you will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.  

Fees and charges

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2015 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

Career opportunities

These courses are designed to provide training and qualifications in children's literature for graduates who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of the field of children's literature; teachers and librarians who are currently working in the area of children's literature in primary or secondary school settings, or who wish to specialise in children's literature; professionals working in fields associated with children's literature, such as publishing, retail and promotional activities; and primary and secondary teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications.

Course rules

For students commencing from 2015:

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory core Children's Literature units;
  • 2 credit points of elective units selected from the following disciplines:
Literary Studies
- Creative Writing
Professional Writing

See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A764) for units available in the disciplines above.

Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:

Core units

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

Trimester 1

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

Trimester 2

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL722Texts for Young Adults

 

Elective units

2 credit points of elective units chosen from Literary Studies, Creative Writing or Professional Writing


Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

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.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)
 

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