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STUDY CREATIVE WRITING (Postgraduate)

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED


If you dream of a career as a Writer of fiction or non-fiction, the Creative Writing course is for you.

The Creative Writing postgraduate course is perfect for emerging creative writers wanting to apply knowledge of narrative and storytelling to produce original works of literature. The course balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on narrative theory and creative writing projects.

You will undertake fundamental units in narrative theory, Australian writing, creative writing project development and the business of writing.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the creative writing, editing, and publishing industries, both in Australia and overseas.

Applicants will need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree or have sufficient life and work experience to qualify.

CLICK HERE FOR FEE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE DATES
CLICK HERE FOR INDICATIVE ENROLMENT NUMBERS

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

Apply industry best practice to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CREATIVE WRITING

HOW TO GET STARTED AS A FREELANCER

If freelancing is something you're curious about or wanting to start with the skills and industry connections you've gained at Collarts, then here's what you need to know on how to get started.

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FIVE TIPS FOR CREATING AN IMPRESSIVE PORTFOLIO

Often used across a variety of creative industries to secure jobs, commissions, and collaborations, portfolios provide a first-impression of your style and personality.

We've gathered five essential tips in creating an impressive portfolio so you can hit the ground running. 

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WHAT IT MEANS TO CHOOSE COLLARTS

Here at Collarts, we do things a little differently than other major universities and colleges. We call it The Collarts Way. It’s what makes us stand out from the crowd and why we’re proud to be the place where so many creative students have found their study home. When comparing your future study options, here's everything you should keep in mind about us.

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Industry PARTNErships

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  • Falls-Festival
  • A-Hitch-To-The-Sticks
  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • UNIFY-Gathering
  • Ego-Expo

"Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It's one of the only places that's made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it's okay to think differently."

JEMMA HOLLWAY

Digital & Social Media Graduate

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"That you can actually talk one-on-one with the lecturers who care about how you're doing was refreshing; you're not just a number in a lecture hall."

KATE STREADER

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA
 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CREATIVE WRITING

 

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed in two trimesters of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL



 
Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

 Apply industry best practice to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE WRITING



The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed in one trimester of full-time study.


THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL

 

Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

Apply industry best practices to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS



Applicants will need an undergraduate degree in related field or; 5 years industry experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of 5 years industry experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed with independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry, as well as a writing portfolio of at least 500 words (max 1000 words).


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 



GRADUATE DIPLOMA + GRADUATE CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS
 

Applicants are required to meet a minimum English proficiency is IELTS 6.5. Candidates without an undergraduate degree may apply if their industry and or background is equivalent to (or exceeds) the above.

Students can apply for credit if they have completed a graduate certificate in creative writing elsewhere, on the condition that their previous studies covered similar content and they provide a plan (500 words maximum) of their intended project for this unit.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

Candidates without an undergraduate degree may apply if their industry and/or background is equivalent to or exceeds the above.

Students can apply for credit if they have completed a graduate certificate in creative writing elsewhere, on the condition that their previous studies covered similar content and they provide a plan (500 words maximum) of their intended project for this unit.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please apply directly on our website. After receiving your application, we will get in touch to arrange an interview. All students will also need to complete a statement on engagement with ethical leadership.

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May and September 
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Number of Units
4 in Graduate Certificate
7 in Graduate Diploma
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Duration
Graduate Certificate 1 Trimester
Graduate Diploma 2 Trimesters
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
Key---Help
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing Academic Support
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Industry Support
Mentorship Unit
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,187.50 per unit
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International Fees
N/A

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Blended
NARRATIVE THEORY CREATIVE WRITING 1 CREATIVE WRITING 2 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Stage 1 Language & Belonging: Myths, Fables, Folktales Creative Writing Project Development Australian Writing The Business of Writing
Stage 2 Fantastic Tales Creative Writing Project 1/2 Creative Writing Project 2/2 Mentorship

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