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Creative Writing

The units in the course introduce students to a creative writing tool kit that they will be able to apply to short story writing, poetry, writing for stage and short film, and personal narratives.

The Diploma in Creative and Indigenous Writing provides students with the opportunity to develop writing skills in a variety of genres, and establish a firm knowledge base for the strengthening of Indigenous culture through an understanding of Indigenous and non-Indigenous writing traditions.

In particular, the course emphasises how these genres continue to be used by Indigenous peoples in Australia and elsewhere to articulate their own ‘voice’, and to communicate their histories and contemporary experiences to, and within, dominant non-Indigenous powers and the broader society.

ABOUT THE DIPLOMA OF CREATIVE AND INDIGENOUS WRITING COURSE

The Diploma of Creative Writing and Indigenous Writing is no longer being offered to new students but students may choose Creative Writing Units through the new Diploma of Arts.

In Semester 1, 2020, students of the Diploma of Arts may study the following Units:

CIW100 Foundations of Creative Writing
CIW210 Short Story Writing
CIW220 Personal Narratives

WHY CHOOSE BATCHELOR?

Batchelor Institute provides a culturally safe learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Australian states and territories. Batchelor Institute’s supportive learning environment with small groups help students meet their learning and professional goals. Studying at Batchelor Institute allows interstate students to have a unique learning experience with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Northern Territory.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course comprises two common units, four core units, and two specialist electives where you get the opportunity to focus on particular genres or media of interest.

Link to CDU website for unit information – Course Structure

MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY

Please download brochure for more information about the course and how to apply.

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“I think my favourite thing is seeing students grow through the writing process, finding the confidence to explore personal and family histories, and confront powerful subjects, creating something potent and beautiful in the process. It is also exciting seeing new talent.” Dr Sam Carmody



NEED MORE INFORMATION OR HELP WITH ENROLLING?

Should you require any further information regarding the course or the SATAC application or enrolment process please contact:

Academic Support Advisor
Dr Michele Willsher
T: 08 8946 7402
E: michele.willsher@batchelor.edu.au
Lecturer Creative Writing
Courtney Collins
T: 08 8946 7697
E: courtney.collins@batchelor.edu.au

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