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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $35,680 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Options
Project

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing

Unlock your imagination, expand your creative thinking and polish your writing.

Inspiration, communication, and vocation are at the heart of Massey’s exciting Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing).

It offers you the chance to develop your writing so that it’s pitch-perfect for a variety of audiences. 

You’ll enhance your critical thinking and master a wide range of transferable communication skills while pursuing your creative vision.

 

Choose your canvas

Creative writing offers you flexibility in writing original work in a variety of genres. 

Learn to write fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, travel writing, and scripts for the stage and screen.

 

Learn from published authors

The university's award-winning teachers are internationally acclaimed writers in their own right. 

They teach from their own first-hand experience in moving from idea to page, polishing their work, and sending it off to be published or performed.

 

Get real

Your third year has a vocational focus. You’ll develop your writing in a genre of your choice and learn how to submit it for publishing. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on editing and publishing experience or facilitate a creative writing art project in your local community.

 

Get published

Students who have taken the university creative writing courses have gone on to publish poems, stories, essays, and books as well as winning some of New Zealand’s top writing prizes. Why not join them?

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$47,360

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,680
Tuition 1 person $35,680

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1          English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Creative arts project coordinator
  • Web content manager
  • Fiction writer
  • Journalist
  • Media writer (Television, magazines, blogs or the book-publishing industry)
  • Screenwriter
  • Travel writer
  • Arts teacher
  • Virtual and augmented reality content producer

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