MC142 - Master of Creative Media

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Plan: MC142CW - Master of Creative Media (Creative Writing)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Creative Media (Creative Writing)
Award abbreviation: MCreatMedia(CreatWrit)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years (3 semesters) full time; 3 years (6 semesters) part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 100700
CRICOS code: 049569K

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Objectives of the program

The Master of Creative Media (Creative Writing) is an intensive learning program that allows creative professionals to reflect on their practice within the context of cross-disciplinary review and project-directed research. The program is designed to give you experience in what it takes to think and write creatively. You will be encouraged to write fiction or non-fiction at a publishable standard. You will be encouraged to read widely, to research extensively and to write copiously in order to take your fiction or non-fiction writing skills to a higher level.

On completion of the program you will be a responsive and reflective writer, evident not only through your ability to contribute creatively and responsibly to the development of creative writing products but also to the livelihood of the industry.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

There will be no new intake into this program from 2012.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Master of Creative Media (Creative Writing) is recognized by Penguin in Australia, one of the world's three largest English language publishing houses.

On successful completion of the program graduates may be offered professional networking and publishing deals for major works through this body.

Industry Links

The School of Media and Communication has many close links with industry which take on a variety of different forms.

In this program, one close linkage is through students participating in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities and professional practice projects that investigate problems within specific industry contexts.

Academics within the School are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry.

Each discipline area runs a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that their programs’ links with industry standards and practice remain current.

In addition the School makes regular use of outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that students are exposed to current industry developments in communication design. The regular use of sessional teaching staff also provides students with exposure to current industry practitioners.

As evidence of the close links with industry, a number of high level industry professionals provided input to the amendment process of this program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

 Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
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Online learning tools and content
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