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Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing major)

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

Writing is more than simply sitting in front of a screen and tapping away at a keyboard.  Finding your voice, exploring your creativity and learning about the nuances of language are all part of the process. Then there’s the challenge of finding an audience – getting published.

If creative communication is at the heart of what you do or want to be, Tabor’s Graduate Diploma of Arts (Creative Writing major) is the program to help bring your writing dreams to life.

Since 2005, the Tabor Creative Writing Program has helped emerging and established writers find their voice and tell their stories.  Merging theory and practice with industry insight, Tabor’s Graduate Diploma of Arts aims to teach students the craft of writing, strategies for achieving their creative goals and the tools for publishing success.

By studying at Tabor, you will develop your writing skills to a professional level while building a personal portfolio of written work.  The range of subjects within the Program is designed to help you:

  • Master the craft of writing across a range of genres
  • Enrich your creative practice through critical thinking and spiritual reflection
  • Identify and target suitable markets for publication
  • Network with other writers, publishers and industry professionals

Whatever your audience or motivation for writing, Tabor’s Graduate Diploma of Arts will help you excel creatively and succeed professionally. Even those looking to improve their writing skills for pleasure will benefit greatly from this course, designed to help you unlock your creativity and find your own personal creative style.

Read Nola’s experience of the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing major).

Professional Outcomes

Graduates are highly qualified to pursue employment or research opportunities within their chosen area, or to apply their
learning within an existing profession, such as such as advertising and media, communications, policy, education, government, journalism and publishing.

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing major) consists of eight (8) creative writing subjects. Students may choose from a range of subjects including:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Editing and Publishing for Writers
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Writing for Children
  • Writing for Stage and Screen, and more.

Options are varied and are subject to availability; prerequisites may apply.

Students may also choose to include a Directed Study as part of the Graduate Diploma. Pathway options can be discussed with the course advisor at enrollment.

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree or approved equivalent. For alternative entry options see More Information below or contact the Program Coordinator.

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How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.
Offered fully online

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: HU814A
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

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