Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree combines a professional degree with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional training and career options. The combined course seeks to augment the value of the creative writing degree by broadening awareness and understanding of another language and culture. Students gain practical experience and theoretical engagement in the discipline of contemporary creative writing. They apply their skills across a number of key genres and narrative forms. An emphasis on critical skills leading towards the development of independent writing projects prepares students for professional practice.
Students must complete 240 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives and a 96-credit-point country major choice. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete 48 credit points of electives. Students spend their fourth year at a university overseas.
- Creative writing
- Fictional forms
- International studies
- Language and culture
- Narrative and theory
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. Assumed knowledge: Any two units of English and computer literacy. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
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Career options include editor, publisher, scriptwriter, literary agent, communication coordinator, arts and cultural administrator, copywriter, novelist, feature writer, publications officer, freelance writer and book marketing coordinator.