Creative Writing

Inspiration, communication, and vocation are at the heart of the major in Creative Writing.

Creative Writing offers you the chance to unlock your imagination, expand your thinking, and develop your writing for a variety of audicences.  The strength of a major in Creative Writing is its capacity to enahance your critical thinking and enable you to master a wide range of transferable communication skills while pursuing your own creative vision.  You will have the flexibility in writing original work across a variety of genres, including fiction, script-writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, life writing, and travel writing.  Our award-winning teachers are also internationally acclaimed writers who teach from their own first-hand experience.



139.123 Creative Writing I

139.223 Creative Processes
139.224 Making Plays for Theatre
139.229 Writing Poetry
139.280 Creative Non-Fiction: Creative Writing II

139.323 Script Writing
139.326 Travel Writing
139.329 Advanced Fiction Writing
139.333 Creativity in the Community
139.340 The Publishing Project
139.362 Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa
139.380 Building Your Manuscript: Creative Writing III
139.381 Advanced Studies in Creative Writing


139.703 Critical and Creative Research
139.758 Postcolonial Writing
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing

For thesis options see Master of Creative Writing and PhD.

Staff and contact

For enquiries please contact the programme coordinator, Dr Thom Conroy.

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