The Diploma of Letters (Creative Writing) requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study. It is only offered as an exit award for students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Letters (Creative Writing).
The specialisation undertaken by the student will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
The course aims to:
- equip students with a knowledge of the major content and concerns of literature and writing practice throughout the epochs
- produce graduates who are able to analyse critically different texts
- provide students with the skills required to assist them in developing and publishing works of creative writing and to identify the range of fields and professions within the creative writing industry
- provide students with an appreciation of the role of the writer in the working community.
On the completion of the course students will be able to:
- apply their writing skills across a range of professions
- extend their knowledge of literature and creative writing throughout the epochs
- assess the cultural and literary merit of literature and other creative works
- compare interpretations of literary texts
- appraise the professional pathways available to creative writers and understand the role of the writer in the community
Program of study
To qualify for the Diploma of Letters (Creative Writing), a student must complete 36 units according to the following program of study, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
Specialisation - Creative Writing
27 units comprising:
CRWR1001 Ideas: Imitation and Originality (4.5 units)
CRWR1002 Story: Who, What, When, Where (4.5 units)
CRWR2001 Editing and the Industry (4.5 units)
CRWR2002 Love and Death (4.5 units)
CRWR3001 The Epic (4.5 units)
CRWR3002 The Fantastic (4.5 units)
Select 9 units from:
ENGL2121 Adaptations: Literature on Screen (4.5 units)
ENGL2141 Life Writing (4.5 units)
ENGL2146 Gothic: Terror, Horror and the Supernatural (4.5 units)
ENGL2147 Medieval Myths: the Origins of Modern Fantasy (4.5 units)
ENGL3110 Canon to Contemporary (4.5 units)
ENGL3111 Epic Literature: Medieval to Early Modern (4.5 units)
ENGL3211 Telling True Stories (4.5 units)
ENGL3113 Heroes, Monsters and Vikings: Early Medieval Language and Literature (4.5 units)
PHIL2609 Philosophy and Literature (4.5 units)