24 months
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Strengthen your relationship with the written word across fiction, poetry, drama, and emerging and experimental genres with the Creative Writing program from Curtin University. 

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This Creative Writing program from Curtin University will develop your practical skills and knowledge across a variety of writing styles, as well as range of emerging and experimental genres. You’ll learn through self reflection and working in groups; guided by expert teaching staff, many of whom are award-winning, published authors.

As you build your expertise in writing short fiction, long fiction, writing for performance, popular genre fiction and poetry, you will learn to shape your creative writing to meet publishing expectations and outcomes.


  • Publisher
  • Copywriter
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Media writer
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Playwright
  • Speech writer

Programme Structure

  • Understand the discipline of a selected field in the Arts, its theoretical underpinnings, ways of thinking and professional or creative approaches; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional or creative practices in chosen aspects of the Arts
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of a subject or project and engage critically with the subject matter to respond creatively within a selected communication paradigm   
  • Determine what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources and apply best practice in developing a professional or creative work in response to a particular situation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


400 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 098146E 

  • At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

  • You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
  • A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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