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master

Degree

Master of Creative Writing ( Research )

Course code: #AK1303

master

Degree

Master of Creative Writing ( Research )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $34,400 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Thesis

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 27-February-2022 2022-02-27

Overview

Master of Creative Writing

Storytelling is an integral part of life. AUT's Master of Creative Writing embraces the multiple modes through which storytelling can occur, including not just novels and short stories but writing for the screen, graphic novels, and multimedia texts.

The Master of Creative Writing is the centrepiece of the AUT Centre for Creative Writing. As a Master of Creative Writing student, you take part in masterclasses led by experienced mentors who are among the most accomplished writers and creative writing tutors in the country. 

The Master of Creative Writing for Scriptwriters offers dedicated masterclasses and industry-style script development pods for writers who want to bring their ideas to the screen.

What you study

Peer feedback and networking with industry bodies (including publishers, writers' societies and the film industry), are key components of the programme. The university also follows up with regular alumni meetings, and staff and alumni have gone on to collaborate on successful publishing initiatives.

As well as literary fiction, the university encourages high-quality work in popular genres such as young adult fiction, travel writing, biography, screenplays, graphic novels, children’s stories, narrative journalism and creative non-fiction. Poetry and experimental image/text work are also covered.

Thesis

At the heart of the Master of Creative Writing is your primary creative work (or ‘thesis’). You also develop an accompanying exegesis, a short piece of written and/or multimedia work that frames your creative project as research. You work under the guidance of an experienced creative writing mentor.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$46,200

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $34,400

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • Portfolio of creative writing 

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
6.5
reading

TOEFL

100
20
listening
27
writing
23
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
58
listening
65
writing
65
speaking
58
reading

Cambridge

185
176
listening
185
writing
185
speaking
176
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Academic background and requirement

One of the following:

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree
  2. Bachelor’s degree with honours
  3. Bachelor’s degree and one year of advanced study
  4. Special admission (bachelor’s degree and creative work equivalent to one year of advanced study)
  5. Exceptional admission (for established practitioners with a substantial body of creative work)

Applicants who don't meet the academic entry requirements are encouraged to contact Cynthia D'Souza if professional creative writing experience may be considered as an entry pathway.

Other requirements:

  • Portfolio of creative writing (20 pages of original work for the page, screen or multimedia)
  • May be required to submit evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level, and attend a selection interview

 

Foundation programmes

The Pre-Master's Programme (PMP)

The PMP will provide you with the research skills and the English language knowledge you require to succeed in a postgraduate qualification at AUT.

Career opportunities

  • Fiction writer
  • Journalist
  • Media writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Travel writer
  • Gaming narrative designer
  • Virtual and augmented reality content producer

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