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Study Creative Writing at Curtin
MDDU-CRWRI

Creative Writing

Undergraduate double degree major

Develop your writing skills in fiction, poetry, writing for performance, and experimental and emerging genres.

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  • Qualification
    Creative Writing Double Degree Major (BA/BCom)
  • Credit
    400
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Creative Writing at Curtin?

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

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Outline

Outline

Through this double degree major you will develop skills in a variety of creative writing forms and styles.

The standout feature of a successful creative writing career is the ability to contribute to and influence culture through an understanding of writing conventions and literary techniques.

Do you enjoy expressing your creative side through writing? Are you an aspiring author or poet? In this major you’ll gather the knowledge and techniques that writers need in the age of digital communication and entertainment.

You’ll develop skills across various writing styles, including fiction, poetry, writing for performance, and experimental and emerging genres.

You’ll also benefit from the advice of Curtin’s experienced tutors (many of whom are acclaimed authors) and through critical engagement with your creative peer group.

What jobs can the Creative Writing Double Degree Major (BA/BCom) lead to?

Careers

  • Copywriter / writer
  • Publisher
  • Editor

Industries

  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Creative arts

What you'll learn

  • identify, explain and apply the key disciplinary concepts in Creative Writing
  • integrate theory and creative practice; conceive, develop and evaluate innovative new writing
  • access and evaluate the sources, authority and relevance of information and synthesise key facts, themes and ideas in writing
  • communicate ideas to a range of audiences and in a variety of media and genres
  • use technologies to access resources, communicate effectively and develop writing and research skills
  • use disciplinary skills and knowledge to learn how to learn, and apply these insights to new writing and to the different intellectual and professional roles required of a writer in the broader community
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national and global perspectives and the impact of this on writing and the creative industries
  • value a range of cultural knowledge and take care to represent these, where appropriate, in an ethical and professional manner
  • work independently and/or collaboratively to produce innovative and informed creative writing that contributes meaningfully to contemporary culture
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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