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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 would like to express yourself creatively through writing, then this major will allow you to explore a variety of creative writing styles, such as fiction, poetry, and writing for performance, as well as range of emerging and experimental genres.

The program encourages experimentation and creativity and stimulates critical awareness through discussion of relevant theory. Students also develop all the relevant professional skills required of an author in the digital age. You will benefit from the professional advice and support of a range of published and awarded authors on staff, and through critical engagement with a talented peer group. Many students also gain their first publication through the School’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 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 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Fees

2017
2017

2017 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $29,400
Total indicative course fee $92,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $65
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

Employment opportunities exist across a wide variety of professions including media, writing (poet, playwright, novel author and speech writer), editing, publishing and education. 

  • Media writer
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Poet
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • 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.