Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing

Designed for experienced writers, you will work towards developing a manuscript – fiction, poetry, script or non-fiction – to a standard appropriate for submission to a publisher. Build your skills through individual mentoring from experienced writers and workshopping with fellow students.

Complete a fiction, poetry, script or non-fiction manuscript  to a standard appropriate for submission to a publisher or equivalent. Receive excellent mentoring and assessment from experienced writers and valuable feedback from work-shopping with other students. 

You can enrol on the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing as a a stand-alone one year, full-time diploma, or as year three of the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Creative Writing).

Programme outline

Work with your core tutor on:

  • craft and technique within your chosen genre 
  • strengthening the idea 
  • taking imaginative risk 
  • understanding the writing process 
  • planning and research 
  • reading and critique within your selected genre 
  • rewriting and editing 
  • knowledge and appreciation of the publishing/production process

Each genre is delivered in a slightly different way; however all involve structured classes, tutor support and a large amount of self-directed time for writing.


Entry criteria

Tertiary qualification or evidence of skill in writing based on submitted written work, outline/sample of the major project and interview

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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