BA Creative Writing 

The Creative Writing major/minor will give you the opportunity to study Creative Writing through courses that cover Poetry, Fiction Writing, Travel Writing, Scriptwriting, Creative Non-Fiction, Creative Practice, Publishing, and more. There is a strong emphasis on writing original work, reading and critical thinking. The BA Creative Writing major and minor are available at Albany and Palmerston North, and by distance, with some courses also available in Wellington. Massey University is the only university in New Zealand with Creative Writing available as a BA major subject.


The Creative Writing Major in the Bachelor of Arts consists of 135 credits in Creative Writing (9 courses). The Creative Writing minor consists of 75 credits in Creative Writing (5 courses). Both the major and minor require three core courses:  139.123 Creative Writing I, 139.280 Creative Non-fiction: Creative Writing II, and 139.380 Building Your Manuscript: Creative Writing III. You will also choose several elective courses. Find out more here.

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