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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing

  • Graduate Certificate

Modern writing essentials, inspirational learning

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Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
6 months full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$10,800 per year / $10,800 total

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  • The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is designed to introduce students to fundamental principles and practices of modern creative writing.

    It provides a condensed exploration of creative writing skills, empowering students to develop their writing abilities and express themselves effectively.

    After completing your Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing, you can continue your studies to gain a Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing to refine your storytelling and literary finesse and a full Master of Creative Writing to master the art of storytelling.

    *Duration depends on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Enrolment Advisor for advice.

    Entry requirements

    To gain entry to the Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing, applicants must have:

    • A bachelor's degree in any discipline; OR
    • Equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience or students must submit a piece of published work.

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    What you will learn

    The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is designed for students seeking to improve their writing skills.

    You will gain an understanding of contemporary writing principles and practices, enabling you to develop as a proficient writer.

    Refine your writing skills
    • Develop essential creative writing techniques to ignite your creativity.
    • Begin crafting the stories you're eager to share.
    Discover your writing path
    • Explore different writing forms through dynamic coursework.
    • Apply your new skills to personal projects and writing goals.
    • Customise your learning by choosing subjects aligned with your interests.

    Graduate outcomes

    Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Communications courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU).
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