New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries

New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries (Level 5)

Learn the craft of writing through exercises, workshops, course reading, regular feedback, but most of all through writing itself. Develop skills in genres including short fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting and poetry.

What you will learn

Develop your strengths, your critical eye, your knowledge of how the writing business works, and discover where you fit in the vast landscape of writing. Become part of a vibrant writing community.

Students may write and submit work in English or te reo Māori.

More detail about this programme

You can enrol on the New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries as a one year, full-time diploma, or as a part-time student. This course is delivered online.

The online writing courses are designed to build on one another, starting with Short Fiction I. You can also do the Diploma part-time as long as it’s finished within three years.  Each course is worth 15 credits.

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 3 or equivalent qualification/work experience or New Zealand Certificate in Creative Writing (Level 4), and evidence of ability based on portfolio and interview.

The programme is suitable for school leavers and recommended secondary school subjects and levels and/or vocational pathways are English, Creative Writing, Social Studies, History, Geography, Media Studies and the Sciences.

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia 

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