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Undergraduate

Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-CRWRI Humanities
2018
2017

2018

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

2017

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

If you like to express yourself creatively through writing, this major will help enhance your skills across a range of writing styles, such as fiction, poetry and writing for performance, as well as emerging and experimental genres.

You’ll be encouraged to improve your critical awareness and develop all the relevant professional skills required of an author in the digital age. Each week, you will benefit from the advice and support of our tutors, many of whom are acclaimed authors, and through critical engagement with a talented peer group.

You may also get the opportunity to have your work published through Curtin’s online journal, Sitelines.

Humanities Associate Professor, Kim Scott, is recognised as one of Australia’s top literary talents and won the prestigious 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel, That Deadman Dance.

Creative writing is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

When coupled with Advertising you can complete this major as part of our Bachelor of Arts or our Bachelor of Commerce. Your choice will determine your core units.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

2018
2017

2018 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


2017 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Fees

2018
2018

2018 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,500
Indicative year 1 fee $29,000
Total indicative course fee $86,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Publisher
  • Copywriter
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Media writer
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Playwright
  • Speech writer
  • Teacher.

Possible careers

Freelance Writer

To become a freelance writer, we recommend complementing Creative Writing with a double major or electives from:

Editor

To pursue a career as an editor, we recommend complementing Creative Writing with a double major or electives from:

Teacher

To become a teacher, we recommend complementing Creative Writing with a double major or electives from:

Note: You will need to complete either a double degree with Secondary Education or a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) after the completion of your Bachelor of Arts to become a qualified teacher.

Why Creative Writing?

  • Curtin’s creative writing graduates have had consistent success in national literary awards and publishing.
  • The content of the major creates employment outcomes across a broad range of communications-related fields.
  • You will develop applicable language skills and conceptual understandings that will be useful across a range of other academic disciplines.