Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
On this page:
- About our undergraduate courses
- Undergraduate Trimester Timetable with links to individual course pages
- Fees and student levy reductions
- How and when to apply
The aim of our creative writing (CREW) courses is to develop the imaginative capacity, individual literary skills and voices of emerging writers in a stimulating workshop environment.
We offer undergraduate CREW courses in a wide range of genres, in specific trimesters each year. Below is our undergraduate CREW timetable with links to individual course pages for more detailed information.
Undergraduate CREW courses can be credited to an undergraduate degree. Contact your Home Faculty or Student Recruitment for more information. If you are not currently studying at Victoria, you can apply to take an individual CREW course, or courses.
Each course is limited to 12 students, which means that entry is competitive. The quality of the writing sample submitted with an application will be central to the selection process. Read about how to apply.
Undergraduate CREW courses normally consist of 12 three-hour workshops over one trimester. 100% attendance is expected. Workshops provide a forum for the close discussion of students' writing, the study of appropriate genre readings, and writer visits. Each student submits a portfolio of work at the completion of the course, which is assessed on a pass/fail basis, with written reports provided by the workshop convenor and one external reader.
|First trimester 2015||Second trimester 2015||Third trimester 2015
|CREW 254 Short Fiction||CREW 253 Poetry||CREW 258 Iowa Prose|
|CREW 257 Creative Nonfiction||CREW 254 Short Fiction||CREW 259 Iowa Poetry|
|CREW 351 Masterclass
|CREW 255 Children's Writing|
|CREW 256 Special Topic - Māori and Pasifika Creative Writing Workshop|
|CREW 352 Creative Writing Workshop - Science Writing|
|CREW 353 Writing for Theatre|
Please note: Subjects offered under 300-level codes may vary from year to year.
Current tuition fees are displayed on individual course information pages. Please note that levies are charged in addition to tuition fees; however, some students may be eligible for a student levy reduction. To calculate your total fees, click on the Fees Calculator icon at the individual CREW workshop links below, or contact Victoria's Financial Support and Advice staff.Students studying less than 25 points or enrolled only in trimester 3 may be entitled to a reduction in their student levies. See Victoria’s Fees FAQs page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit our How to Apply page for details and deadlines.