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Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    Deakin's Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) aims to provide the qualities and attributes that will enable you to work both in specialised fields, and across professional boundaries. Initially you will undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, creative non-fiction and script writing as well as the traditional genres of poetry and fiction writing. You will develop broadly based skills in the processes of writing and revision, and gain expertise and practical experience across a range of genres, styles and professional environments. In all writing and editing units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards. The course will encourage you to explore new communication technologies both in the practical realms of professional communication and in cross-genre experimentation and creative production. You will also learn the practical skills necessary to support, create and collaborate in work across a range of forms, in writing, film, drama and new media. As part of the course you are required to complete a sub-major selected from areas of Anthropology, Australian Studies, Film Studies, History, Journalism, International Relations, Language and Culture Studies, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Public Relations, Politics and Policy Studies and Sociology.
  • Entry requirements
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing), you may find employment in consumer goods and services companies, in freelance editing and writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries, government departments, media and entertainment industries, publishing companies and tourism, hospitality and service industries.


    Course rules
    To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) a student must complete 24 credit points of study, including:

        * a major sequence of at least 8 credit points in Professional and Creative Writing
        * a sub-major of 4 credit points selected from the major sequences of Anthropology , Australian Studies , Film Studies , History , Journalism , International Relations, Language and Culture Studies , Literary Studies , Philosophy , Public Relations , Politics and Policy Studies , Sociology
        * no more than 8 credit points taken outside the course-grouped units for Arts (in effect this means that up to 8 credit points may be taken outside the recognised Faculty of Arts and Education major sequences)
        * no more than 10 credit points at level 1
        * at least 14 credit points at level 2 or above
        * at least 4 credit points at level 3
        * the successful completion of at least one wholly online unit

    Transition to University study
    The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

    Wholly online units
    To ensure that all Deakin students have the skills to meet the demands of the modern workforce, undergraduate students are required to complete at least one unit of their study wholly online.

    The wholly online units offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education in 2009 are:

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2

    ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment  

     

    Trimester 1

    AIH265/AIH365 Great Debates: Unfinished Business of the Past  

    AIR236/AIR336 Global Capitalism and its Discontent  

    AIX391 Work Transition in the 21st Century  

    ALL379 Representing Australia  

    ALR383 Government Relations and Issues Management  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIP238/AIP338 The Politics of Fear  

    ALC314 Advertising: Designing Desires  

    ALC320 Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects  

    ASC320 Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age  


    Admission requirements - general
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.


    Advanced standing - general
    f you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

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