Undertake specialised study and practice in the craft of writing a novel, screenplay, short fiction, poetry or non-fiction work. Focus on your genre and create a first draft manuscript. You will work in a workshop environment with tutors and mentoring support.
Learn the craft of writing through exercises, workshops, course reading, regular feedback, but most of all through writing itself. Develop skills in genres including short fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting and poetry. Study on campus or online.
Learn the skills to tell your stories. Develop your craft for novels, short stories, poems or film scripts. In year one, try everything; in year three, create a publishable manuscript in your specialisation. It’s a warm, close-knit community and you’ll learn from experienced writers as well as each other.
Gain a solid base of editorial techniques covering a wide range of topics, including plain English, grammar and usage, web editing, legal concerns and Māori-language considerations. Learn to evaluate content, shape text for different purposes, and work with writers and stakeholders. Study online.
Designed for experienced writers, you will work towards developing a manuscript – fiction, poetry, script or non-fiction – to a standard appropriate for submission to a publisher. Build your skills through individual mentoring from experienced writers and workshopping with fellow students.
Learn the publishing process by working on real books with real publishing clients. Work as a publishing team as you gain skills in editing, project management, typesetting and publicity for print and digital media. Benefit from regular industry speakers and complete two work placements in publishing companies.