Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2017 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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. Our undergraduate CREW timetable, below, has links to individual course pages for more detailed information.
Undergraduate CREW courses can be counted towards an undergraduate degree. and a minor in Creative Writing is available. See 'Eligibility' on our Common Questions page or 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.
Undergraduate trimester timetable (2016 / 2017)
- Third trimester 2016
- CREW 256 Special Topic: Māori and Pasifika Creative Writing
- CREW 258 Iowa Prose
- CREW 259 Iowa Poetry
- First trimester 2017
- CREW 254 Short Fiction
- CREW 257 Creative Nonfiction
- CREW 350 Special Topic: World Building
- CREW 351 Masterclass: Television Scriptwriting
- Second trimester 2017
- CREW 253 Poetry
- CREW 254 Short Fiction
- CREW 255 Children's Writing
- CREW 353 Writing for Theatre
Student levy reductions
Current tuition fees are displayed on individual course information pages. Please note that levies are charged in addition to tuition fees. To calculate your total fees, click on the Fees Calculator icon on individual CREW workshop pages, or contact Victoria's Financial Support and Advice staff.
Students studying less than 25 points or enrolled only in trimester 3 are entitled to a significant reduction in their student levies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How and when to apply
Visit our How to apply page for details and deadlines.