Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

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Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) structure

POSSIBLE FIRST YEAR

You may know you have an interest in Creative Writing but you are unsure about what papers might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in English, Expressive Arts, Media Studies, History, and Philosophy to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight papers; four papers in Semester One, and four papers in Semester Two.

You should take:

230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
139.123 Creative Writing

Choose two electives from:

139.139 Intro to English Studies
139.105 Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
139.133 Creative Communication
139.104 Drama and Performance
139.142 Mythology and Fantasy
154.120 Transmedia Narrative and Storytelling
154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
172.131 Language and Communication
176.102 New Zealand Society

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for papers in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.

Requirements

Majoring Requirements

A major consists of 135 credits in Creative Writing, including 139.123, 139.280, and 139.380; 15 credits at 200-level; 45 credits at 300-level, and 30 credits at any level from the Creative Writing schedule.

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Creative Writing, including 139.123, 139.280, and 139.380; 15 credits at 200- or 300-level, and 15 credits at any level from the Creative Writing schedule.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the ‘regulations‘ tab. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

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