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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Creative Writing
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Creative Writing

  • ID:MU610079
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,466.33
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,466.33
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

Creative writing can make people laugh, cry, think from a new perspective and even shape the world. In this course you’ll explore literary forms from the short story to the sonnet, from the blog to the bildungsroman, and from pastoral to performance poetry.

Learn from scholars and established writers, ranging from short story writers and novelists who have published major works, to drama practitioners and performance theorists, and experts in English and Comparative Literature.

Develop your skills in becoming an insightful thinker, an observant reader and an imaginative writer. Explore a wide range of literary, theoretical, dramatic, and other texts, from the Renaissance to the present day, and develop your capacity for reflection and analysis.

You’ll learn to write in a range of literary and related genres and learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively.

3 reasons to study English and Creative Writing at Murdoch

  • Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have worked with the Blue Room, WA Fringe Festival and the Heath Ledger Theatre.

  • Future job growth for authors, book and script editors is strong*.

    *Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

  • Showcase your creative work through local, national or even global competitions. Our students have had their writing published and won film awards that have landed them jobs with global film and music producers.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Professional writing and editing

  • Reading and writing in the online world

  • Poetry: sonnet to slam

  • Literature, imagination and politics

  • The short story: approaches to reading and writing

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Total credit points: 24

  • Unit code, Unit name, Credit points

  • Major, 24 credit points

  • Required Units, 9 credit points

  • EGL123, Texting I: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance, 3

  • EGL124, Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance, 3

  • EGL321, Cosmopolitan Literature: Communicating Creatively across the Globe, 3

  • Specified Elective Units, 15 credit points

  • EGL220, Creative Writing: Extended Project, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL231, Poetry: Sonnet to Slam, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL232, Professional Writing and Editing, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL235, Australian Literature and Film, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL243, Storytelling in Australia, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL244, Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Page and Stage, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL246, Digital Humanities: Reading and Writing in the Online World, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL247, Literature, Imagination and Politics, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL248, The Novel: Transforming the Real, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL249, The Short Story: Approaches to Writing and Reading, 3

  • , OR,

  • EGL250, Writing for Performance, 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate you could become an author or editor and will be well prepared for employment in advertising, design, teaching, public administration, journalism, publishing, computer arts, and many fields of business. Careers could include:

  • Copywriter

  • Editor

  • Journalist

  • Arts Administrator

  • Professional Writer

The industries you could work in include the arts, publishing, communications, government or even working for yourself as a free-lancer.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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