The graduate entry Bachelor of Letters (Creative Writing) is a 108-unit program for which 72 units of block credit is automatically granted on the basis of completion of a prior bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification. The graduate entry Bachelor of Letters (Creative Writing) normally requires part-time study over a minimum of two years or four semesters. It is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
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.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Dean (Education) may, however, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to:
- equip students with a thorough grounding in the major content and concerns of literature and writing practice throughout the epochs
- produce graduates who are able to analyse critically different texts in a range of situations and contexts
- 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:
- generalise their writing skills across a range of professions
- defend their knowledge of literature and creative writing throughout the epochs
- critique the cultural and literary merit of literature and other creative works are, and have been, defined
- discuss interpretations of literary texts
- assess the professional pathways available to creative writers and understand the role of the writer in the community
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Letters (Creative Writing), a student must complete 36 units at Flinders University, according to the program of study set out below, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
No topic may be counted towards both the Bachelor of Letters and the student’s other bachelor degree, if that degree is studied at Flinders University. Students who have previously completed core topics below will be required to undertake additional option topics from the list below, or other topics agreed on with the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, to complete 36-units of study.
Students are not normally permitted to undertake cross-institutional study or exchange study within the Bachelor of Letters (Creative Writing).
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
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)