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Creative Writing, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lismore, Australia
If you have a way with words and a story to tell, this degree will help build your confidence and provide professional feedback to assist in becoming published. Immerse yourself in the world of words and develop the critical and editorial skills you need to pursue a career as a writer studying Creative Writing at Southern Cross University
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Overview

Excellent writing skills are in high demand across a range of different professions, and the ability to communicate ideas is invaluable in any sector. The course offers a rich mix of creative writing and literary studies across a range of writing modes in fiction and nonfiction, including experimental writing, journalism, life writing, poetry, writing for stage and screen, and writing for young adults.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Creative Writing may also choose to continue to study for another year and complete their Bachelor of Arts.

Creative Writing at Southern Cross University program is taught by writers from the Northern Rivers arts community and beyond. It provides opportunities for hands-on experience with the Byron Writers Festival, the Bellingen Readers Writers Festival and other literary events. The University is also the education partner of Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA).

Career

Graduates might find work as a writer of novels and scripts; a food, nature, art or travel writer; a 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Written Texts 
  • Written Communication 
  • Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • The Nature of Narrative: Self, Time, Place and the Environment 
  • Short Story Writing 
  • Wnting Genre 
  • Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing 
  • Writing for Performance 
  • Writing Lives 
  • Introduction to Editing and Publishing 
  • Telling Tales. Introduction to Digital Storytelling 
  • Writing for Young People 
  • Writing Poetry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS- 040061M
  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Lismore

  • 1200 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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