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Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing - 903AA

Course Code: 903AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880530
CRICOS Code: 058226C
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become a professional wordsmith

If you’re ready to flex your literary dexterity (oh, what a word), then this course will help develop your advanced creative writing skills, enabling you to apply them to a range of roles (editor, professional writer, journalist) across a variety of industries.

You’ll learn to professionally edit both fiction and non-fiction, perfect the art of writing for different audiences and be able to prepare short and long narratives for the screen and the digital media and publishing sectors. Write on!

Study a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing at UC and you will:

  • advance your skills in writing and editing both fiction and non-fiction
  • write short and long narratives for screen, digital media and publishing
  • perfect the art of writing for different audiences
  • take your language and grammar skills to a new level.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing graduates, including as a:

  • professional writer
  • editor
  • journalist
  • publisher
  • scriptwriter

Course specific information

Students must meet normal University of Canberra requirements for admission to a Graduate Diploma course. They must also provide a portfolio of creative writing, be familiar with ideas about creative writing and narrative and be able to make excellent use of written English.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University of Canberra requirements for admission to a graduate diploma course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of creative writing (3-4 pieces, in any genre or form). Applications will be judged on this portfolio in addition to other admission requirements.

Assumed Knowledge

Familiarity with ideas about creative writing and narrative along with excellent use of written English.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$21,200

$28,200

2020

$20,800

$28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Duration

2 semesters full-time or equivalent: maximum 8 semesters.

Honours

Not applicable.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate course in Professional Writing (Editing) is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing course.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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