Bachelor of Creative Writing

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

New course in 2025. What makes a piece of writing attractive to both publishers and readers? If you study this course, designed for lovers of writing and reading, youll find out. Here, youll develop your awareness of and attention to voice, empathy, purpose, and influence, while being introduced to the techniques of writing for a variety of forms, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction and dramatic scripts. Youll also explore contemporary approaches and the commercial realities of creative writing and publishing with an emphasis on popular forms and genres, ethics, and environmental issues.

Structure

Total Credit Points 360

Subjects

  • WRT1600 Creative Writing
  • WRT1605 Writing Craft and Practice
  • ENG1140 Discovering Literature
  • Core Unit Choose 1 unit from list of 4 core options
  • WRT1610 Writing Short Stories
  • WRT1615 Writing Drama
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • SPR2600 Screenwriting
  • WRT2110 Introduction to Editing
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • Core Unit Choose 1 unit from list of 4 core options
  • WRT2605 Writing Creative Non-Fiction
  • WRT2610 Writing Poetry
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • WRT3600 Writing Speculative Fiction
  • WRT3605 Creative Writing and the Market
  • CCC3106 Contemporary Australian Literature
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • WRT3650 Creative Writing Project
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • Elective Unit Unit from general recommended electives or alternative elective option
  • JBM2600 Storytelling and Social Media Influence
  • CMM2600 Digital Content Creation
  • JBM1605 Fundamentals of Journalism
  • ENG2118 Literature and Theory
  • IAS2340 BlaK Matters: Indigenous Sci-fi and Futurisms, Ancient Knowledge for an Exciting Future
  • CMM1610 Understanding Audiences
  • CMM1615 Media Content Strategy
  • JBM1615 Media Law and Ethics
  • PHO1625 Camera Work and Lighting
  • PHO2605 Film Photography and Darkroom Practices
  • PHO2610 Photography Reimagined
  • VIS1805Dialogues with Art
  • VIS2800 Printmaking + Artists Books
  • VIS1810 Drawing
  • DES3610 Design Futures
  • TSM2202 Introduction to Event Management
  • ENG1060 English Grammar for Professionals
  • ENG2120 Popular Texts for Young People
  • ENG3140 From Fiction to Film
  • ENG3160 Graphic Novels
  • ENG3050 Poetry and Passion
  • ADM1605 Creating the Arts in the Contemporary World
  • PAD3400 Writing for Performance
  • SAH2650 Professional Experience: Internship or Project
  • SAH3650 Professional Placement 1
  • SAH3660 Professional Placement 2

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Cert IV
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

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