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C06041v6 Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (GradDipCreativeWriting)
UAC code: 940513 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 032361K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing is part of an articulated program designed to meet a range of needs for people who want to start a career in writing and for experienced writers wanting to further develop their theoretical knowledge and skills.

Course aims

Students develop:

  • both general and specific skills in writing across a range of genres, studying one genre in depth or exploring the potential of a range of genres and media
  • an ability to develop and critically revise their own work
  • an understanding of the relationships of writing practice and publication across a range of contemporary cultural forms
  • a critical knowledge of cultural and aesthetic debates, and
  • an ability to think creatively and critically about, and contribute to, developments in cultural industries.

Career options

Career options include advertising, computing, freelance writing and editing, journalism, media research, publishing, scriptwriting, and editing in community organisations or government departments.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Write to a publishable standard across a range of genres, demonstrating an understanding of the appropriate use of different writing forms
1.2 Critically analyse their work and the work of others, acquiring professional editorial skills
2.1 Understand, reproduce and experiment with genre and form
2.2 Locate and critically evaluate a wide range of sources in literary practice
3.1 Seek to engage with other cultures through examining creative writing across a range of genres
4.1 Research and write responsibly about Indigenous peoples, if appropriate
5.1 Graduates are able to contribute to debates about creative writing and engage productively in writers' associations artistically, socially and/or politically
6.1 Convey complex ideas in writing clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences, across a range of media formats
6.2 Explain the importance of drafting and rewriting in the writing process

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in any field of study (or overseas equivalent) must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students who successfully completed either of the graduate certificates in the articulated program are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 48 credit points, consisting of three core subjects and three electives. Students may select subjects beyond the list of elective subjects with the approval of the graduate adviser. Not all subjects are available each session.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

STM90815 Core subjects 24cp
CBK90528 Electives 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Example programs are given below.

Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57041 Narrative Writing   8cp
57134 Theory and Creative Writing   8cp
Spring session
57031 Creative Non-fiction   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57041 Narrative Writing   8cp
57134 Theory and Creative Writing   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57031 Creative Non-fiction   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Spring session
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp
Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57041 Narrative Writing   8cp
57134 Theory and Creative Writing   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Spring session
57031 Creative Non-fiction   8cp
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57041 Narrative Writing   8cp
57134 Theory and Creative Writing   8cp
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57031 Creative Non-fiction   8cp
Select 16 credit points of electives   16cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (C11071), the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing, and the Master of Arts in Creative Writing (C04109). To be eligible to articulate into the Master of Arts in Creative Writing (C04109), students must complete at least two postgraduate writing subjects with a distinction grade or higher.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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