Thursday, August 26, 2010

Creative Writing Courses in New Zealand

A guide to short and longer creative writing courses available in New Zealand online and at universities, polytechnics and private training institutions. Whether you write fiction, non fiction, poetry, travel, for children, script writing or life writing find a course to meet your learning needs.


Wanaka Autumn Art School
Short course on some aspect of creative writing. Varies from year to year depending on invited facilitator.

Metheven Summer School
Some years the programme includes writing courses such as travel writing

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Summer courses offered include a writing course such as writing for children

University of Waikato Summer School
Creative writing courses such as writing historical fiction are offered as part of the Waikato University summer school programme.

University of Canterbury Community Education
Courses of study include writing for children, writing for profit, writing a first novel.
Delivery: Morning and evening sessions
The University also offers writing courses such as writing for the screen, telling stories and creative writing skills and techniques as part of its summer school programme

Centre for Continuing Education University of Auckland
Choose creative writing courses on poetry, the novel, non-fiction, travel writing, life writing and historical fiction.

New Zealand Writers College
Independent education provider offering a variety of creative writing courses including travel writing, poetry, script writing, memoir writing, novel writing

The Creative Hub
Independent writing centre based in Auckland offering short and longer courses in travel writing, creative writing, fiction writing and advanced fiction writing.

Kara School of Romance Writing
3 day live-in romance writing course with Daphne Clair and Robyn McDonald


Diploma in Applied Writing Level 5
Diploma in Applied Writing Level 6
Diploma in Advanced Applied Writing Level 7
Covers: Myth, Legend and Folktale, Practical and Academic Skills, Non Fiction, Short Story, Plays and Scripts, Novel 1, Picture Book, Cultural Studies, History of Literature, Poetry 1, Te Tuhituhi ma Nga Tamariki
Delivery: Online. Study full-time or part-time over 34 weeks.

Waiariki Institute of Technology
Certificate in Creative Writing
Diploma in Creative Writing
Writing topics covered are creative writing skills, how to write fiction, travel writing, writing for children, writing non fiction, writing screenplays, technical writing.
Delivery: on campus, online. Part-time or full-time

University of Waikato
Offers creative writing courses including creative non fiction, historical fiction.

Massey University
Undergraduate and interest creative writing courses in expressive arts including travel writing, poetry, fiction writing, play writing, life writing and script writing.

Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Bachelor of Applied Arts (Creative Writing)
Diploma in Creative Writing (Advanced)
Diploma in Creative Writing
Covers: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and writing for children.
Delivery: 1 years full-time study. Study online option.

Victoria University
Both graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses of study including poetry, short fiction and writing for children.

Nelson Malborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Diploma in Creative Writing
Course Covers: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, writing for children and young adults, scriptwriting, documentary.
Delivery: On campus

Canterbury University
Master of Fine Arts Degree (Creative Writing)

Aoraki Polytechnic
Certificate in Creative Writing
Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication
Course Covers: Both fiction and non-fiction
Delivery: 34 weeks part-time study in Dunedin, online option

We endeavor to provide accurate information for this page but information may not be up-to-date. Please check with the learning institute for full details.

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