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Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Are you dreaming up a novel, a screenplay, short stories, poems, the lyrics to an album, or a graphic novel? With the Creative Writing major you develop your creative writing skills for the page, screen and spaces in-between.

Explore style and genre, media, and the demands of readers, editors and publishers. You develop your skills as a writer, testing your creative ideas in an environment that challenges, critiques and supports you as you go.
Key features:

  • Only major of its kind in New Zealand
  • Taught in AUT’s Centre for Creative Writing
  • You’ll be mentored by a published author
  • Workplace experience in your final semester

Career opportunities:

  • Social media management
  • Web content management
  • Dramaturgy
  • Fiction writing
  • Journalism
  • Media writing
  • Performance arts
  • Screenwriting
  • Travel writing
  • Gaming narrative designer
  • Virtual and augmented reality content producers

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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