Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$18,130* - 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.

CRICOS course code083988G
Deakin course code A664

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma Writing and Literature is designed to balance theoretical understandings with practical skills development. By providing a cross-disciplinary alternative, the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature will provide students with the opportunity to draw on the extensive range of units available across these specialisations.

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

Graduates of this course will find employment opportunities in a broad range of organisations or will be able to pursue freelance or self-employment opportunities. The course provides professional development opportunities for those already employed in publishing, education, library services as well as published authors. Throughout the course, students will be exposed, not just to knowledge of writing and literature, but also to practices and ways of understanding writing as a cross-disciplinary activity which intersects with other creative and communication fields in digital, promotional and multimedia landscapes.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • A minimum of at least 4 credit points of electives from Group 1
  • A maximum of up to 4 credit points from Group 2

Course structure

Group 1 Electives

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

ALW740Foundations in Writing Craft and Practice

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL722Texts for Young Adults

ALW732Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

ALW730Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

ALW734Script Writing A

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALW729Writing for Communication Media

ALW738Editing

Group 2 Electives


ALL701Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary

ALL708The Picture Book: Reading and Writing

ALL721Writing Fiction for Young Adults

ALL783Life Writing: Theory and Practice

ALW736Poetics of Writing A

ALW720Narrative Nonfiction: Stories of Place

ALW735Script Writing B

ALL705Short Stories: Writers and Readers

ALL755The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis

ALL784Writing and Film

ACC717Law Media and Communication [Formerly ALJ724]

ACA715Creative Enterprise Project

ALW739Publishing

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.

Admission is available through a number of categories. In all admission categories, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on Deakin Admissions Policy visitThe Guide.

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. 

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)
 

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