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Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

If you have discovered your passion for writing but you need focus and feedback to progress your career as a writer, this course is ideal.

Building on the excellent teaching capabilities in creative writing at Southern Cross, this postgraduate course is designed to develop your writing across a range of genres with specific feedback from professional writers and the opportunity to undertake an extended writing project, with a concentration on publishing, editing and practical career opportunities.

The University has strong links with the thriving Northern Rivers arts community and there are many placement and networking opportunities available during your studies. Southern Cross is the education partner of the Byron Writers Festival and Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), and supports the Bellingen Readers Writers Festival among other local events.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1108105
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipCreatWrite
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

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  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1108105
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipCreatWrite
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Fees:

CRICOS Code

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall Score6.5
Reading6.0
Writing6.0
Listening6.0
Speaking6.0

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist as a writer of novels and scripts; food, nature, art or travel writer; feature journalist; critic and reviewer; essayist; poet; editor and publisher; or as a writer for marketing and public relations, the public service and arts-related industries.

Major Areas of Study

This course has no majors but students undertake an extended writing project as well as the following units:

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Literary Studies
  • Poetics
  • Writing Across the Genres
  • Writing as a Profession.

Teaching methods

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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