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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 Jul 2024

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

With the AUT Bachelor of Arts you can choose from majors in areas as diverse as languages, international studies, criminology, psychology, event management and education. Build a degree that fits your passions and interests with the Bachelor of Arts. Get an in depth understanding of the wider world and your role in it, and learn how you can make a positive difference.

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
  • You’ll be mentored by a published author
  • Workplace experience in your final semester
  • Option to include subjects from across AUT in your degree

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

University Entrance or equivalent.

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; AUT Academic English with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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