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Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Major Requirements

Choose your major courses from the following list. A major consists of at least 9 courses and each course is 15 credits.

Compulsory courses:

139.123 Creative Writing I
139.280 Creative Nonfiction: Creative Writing II
139.380 Starting Your Manuscript: Creative Writing III

Elective 100-level courses:

139.109 Prize Winning Fiction
139.139 Introduction to English Studies

At least one course from:

139.223 Creative Processes
139.224 Making Plays for Theatre
139.225 Writing for Children
139.229 Writing Poetry
139.285 Fiction Writing

At least three courses from:

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 Aoetaroa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa
139.381 Advanced Studies in Creative Writing
139.386 Life Writing

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 5 courses (75 credits) in Creative Writing, including 139.123; at least one course at 300-level; two courses at 200- or 300-level, and a course at any level from the Creative Writing schedule.

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