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 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.
inScribe is an exciting new literary journal run by the students of Tabor’s Creative Writing & Communication program. The journal aims to share and inspire meaningful encounters with the world through the diverse art of creative writing.
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 advertising and media, communications, policy, education, government, journalism and publishing.
Master of Creative Writing and Communication
The Master of Creative Writing and Communication (MCWC) is designed to equip established and aspiring communication professionals with a critically nuanced, technically robust understanding of their creative call and the practicalities of writing, editing and publishing in today’s rapidly changing media environment. With a strong focus on the practicalities of editing and publishing in the 21st century, the course enables graduates to better understand their creative call and so engage effectively with contemporary society in their personal approach to storytelling.
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing and Communication
The Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing and Communication (GDCWC) is designed to equip developing writers and communication professionals with the critical, reflective and technical skills needed to more fully discern and pursue their creative call. Blending theory and practice with industry insight, the course prepares graduates for the practicalities of writing, publishing and effective communication in today’s rapidly changing media environment. The course also includes an emphasis on creative writing and communication in light of Tabor’s underpinning Christian ethos.
Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing and Communication
The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing and Communication (GCCWC) is designed to equip new and developing writers with the knowledge and skills needed to discern and pursue their creative call across a range of communication professions. Specifically intended for those with little or no prior qualification in the field, the GCCWC offers the flexibility to study a range of specific writing forms and genres, allowing students to build a portfolio of creative work as a basis for further study and/or professional endeavours.
Graduate Certificate in Counselling
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. The Graduate Certificate in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first semester of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first year of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
Master of Counselling Practice
For more than 30 years, Tabor has been teaching students to listen. And we’ve been teaching them in real-life environments. The Masters of Counselling Practice places a significant emphasis on supervised practice in clinical situations where students of the program engage in delivering practical one-on-one counselling.
Diploma in Applied Social Science
The Diploma of Applied Social Science introduces you to the areas of social science and counselling or youth work. It will provide you with the fundamentals of social analysis and insights into human development and behaviour. It will orientate you to some research methodologies and social policies. This course is offered fully online unless you choose the Counselling Skills specialisation subject which needs to be done on campus.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts 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.
Where can I study?
You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.
Offered partially online
How long does it take?
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July