Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing
Short stories, prose, poetry and more
Your introduction to creative writing at university level, and a pathway towards further study. Explore the writing process and get to know genres and forms, putting pen to paper as your write short fiction and graduating with a collection of your own.
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What you'll learn
On successful completion of this Course the learner will be able to :
- apply principles and concepts of Creative Writing in a variety of contexts relevant to further learning and/or paraprofessional work
- apply critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills relevant to Creative Writing to generate innovative solutions to problems
- use technology appropriately to communicate Creative Writing concepts to experts and non-experts
- consider global perspectives on Creative Writing and international Creative Writing standards
- demonstrate respect for Indigenous values, cultures and knowledges and consider Indigenous perspectives on Creative Writing
- work professionally in teams and independently, and demonstrate life-long learning skills
This undergraduate certificate has no entry requirements and is open to everyone.
During your application
We’ll ask you to provide your education history. It’s for government data collection only and will not impact your application.
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Credit for previous study or work
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing is designed for people who are interested in pursuing a career in Creative Writing. The Undergraduate Certificate may give student entry (and credit for the four units completed) into the Creative Writing major within the Bachelor of Arts program offered by Curtin through Open Universities Australia or the equivalent internal course, among others at Curtin and Curtin OUA.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Student must complete 4 subjects.
To qualify for the Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing students must complete four core subjects.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
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This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
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