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STUDY CREATIVE WRITING

If you dream of a career as a Writer of fiction or non-fiction, the Creative Writing course is for you.

The Creative Writing post-graduate course is perfect for emerging creative writers wanting to apply knowledge of narrative and storytelling to produce original works of literature. The course balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on narrative theory and creative writing projects.

You will undertake fundamental units in narrative theory, Australian writing, creative writing project development and the business of writing.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the creative writing, editing, and publishing industries, both in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing - 1 Trimester: 106711K
→ Graduate
Diploma of Creative Writing - 2 Trimesters: 106709D
→ Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing - 3 Trimesters: 106710M

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

Apply industry best practice to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CREATIVE WRITING

HOW TO GET STARTED AS A FREELANCER

If freelancing is something you're curious about or wanting to start with the skills and industry connections you've gained at Collarts, then here's what you need to know on how to get started.

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FIVE TIPS FOR CREATING AN IMPRESSIVE PORTFOLIO

Often used across a variety of creative industries to secure jobs, commissions, and collaborations, portfolios provide a first-impression of your style and personality.

We've gathered five essential tips in creating an impressive portfolio so you can hit the ground running. 

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WHAT IT MEANS TO CHOOSE COLLARTS

Here at Collarts, we do things a little differently than other major universities and colleges. We call it The Collarts Way. It’s what makes us stand out from the crowd and why we’re proud to be the place where so many creative students have found their study home. When comparing your future study options, here's everything you should keep in mind about us.

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Industry PARTNErships

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  • Falls-Festival
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  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • UNIFY-Gathering
  • Ego-Expo

"Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It's one of the only places that's made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it's okay to think differently."

JEMMA HOLLWAY

Digital & Social Media Graduate

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"That you can actually talk one-on-one with the lecturers who care about how you're doing was refreshing; you're not just a number in a lecture hall."

KATE STREADER

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

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HOW TO APPLY

Application
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

START YOUR #FUTURENOW AT COLLARTS
09

Congratulations! You're ready to start studying at Collarts.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CREATIVE WRITING

 

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed fast-tracked over in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study, or standard over three trimesters (1 year) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL



 
Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

 Apply industry best practice to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 106709D (2 trimesters)/106710M (3 trimesters) & 106711K (1 trimester).

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE WRITING



The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed in one trimester of full-time study.


THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL

 

Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

Apply industry best practices to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 095132B (2 trimesters)/104502B (3 trimesters) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS



Applicants will need an undergraduate degree in related field or; 5 years industry experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of 5 years industry experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed with independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry, as well as a writing portfolio of at least 500 words (max 1000 words).

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA & GRADUATE CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

 Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

 Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

 English Proficiency (see below)

 Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0) or equivalent

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

 Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

 Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CREATIVE WRITING

 

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed fast-tracked over in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study, or standard over three trimesters (1 year) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL



 
Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

 Apply industry best practice to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 106709D (2 trimesters)/106710M (3 trimesters) & 106711K (1 trimester).

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE WRITING



The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is perfect for students who want to be writers of fiction and non-fiction.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed in one trimester of full-time study.


THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL

 

Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills to undertake professional work as a creative writer in a range of different settings

 Apply theoretical understanding of creative writing and literature to professional work

 Develop an individual creative practice and apply the craft of writing in a range of professional contexts

Apply industry best practices to professional creative writing work, with the knowledge and skills to take an active role in the business of writing

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 095132B (2 trimesters)/104502B (3 trimesters) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS



Applicants will need an undergraduate degree in related field or; 5 years industry experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of 5 years industry experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed with independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry, as well as a writing portfolio of at least 500 words (max 1000 words).

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA & GRADUATE CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

 Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

 Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

 English Proficiency (see below)

 Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0) or equivalent

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

 Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

 Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

 

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May and September 
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Number of Units
4 in Graduate Certificate
8 in Graduate Diploma
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Duration
Graduate Certificate 1 Trimester
Graduate Diploma 2 Trimesters or 3 Trimesters
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Study Mode
On-Campus
Key---Help
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing Academic Support
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Industry Support
Mentorship Unit
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CRICOS Code
Grad Cert: 106711K
Grad Dip: 106709D/106710M
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International Fees On-Campus
$2,625 per unit
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International Fees Online
$2,187.50 per unit

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus
NARRATIVE THEORY CREATIVE WRITING 1 CREATIVE WRITING 2 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Trimester 1 Language & Belonging: Myths, Fables, Folktales Australian Writing The Business of Writing
Trimester 2 Fantastic Tales Creative Writing Project Development Mentorship
Trimester 3 Creative Writing Project 1/2 Creative Writing Project 2/2

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SARA

International student Sara shares her experience studying at Collarts, travelling all the way from Denmark and starting her career in Music Performance in Australia.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAULO

Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia.

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OUR CAMPUSES

WELLINGTON ST CAMPUS

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm

GEORGE ST CAMPUS

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours:

Mon-Thu – 8:30am-8pm 
Fri – 8:30am-5pm 
Sat-Sun – Closed

CROMWELL ST CAMPUS

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm 
Sat-Sun – 10am-4pm

BRUNSWICK ST CAMPUS

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm