Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries
Level 5

Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries

  • Locations and dates


    17 July 2017
  • Length

    1 year full time, 40 weeks, made up 34 teaching weeks plus 2 weeks of study break.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $6,640.00 (course dependent) plus $240.00 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees provided on request or application.

  • National qualification code

    NE4621 - Diploma in Creative Writing

Take your creative talent seriously.

Graduates from his programme now work as writers in various roles in local industry, some as journalists and media writing specialists. Many of his students have had work published in local and national journals, achieved success in competitions or gone on to have books published. Others have progressed into study in the Master of Creative Writing programme at Victoria University of Wellington, or similar writing programmes.

In 2012 Cliff Fell developed the new Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries at NMIT, a one year programme that allows students to explore and develop their writing skills as a vocation, with a strong focus on transferable writing skills, using new media and establishing a strong writing CV. The teaching in this programme is largely experiential and project-focused. “The course is really dynamic and lots of fun to teach,” he says. “From almost day one, students work, with guidance and support of course, on local industry-based projects, both in teams and individually, and covering a range of genres. At the same time, they are able to pursue their personal aspirations as a writer, whether it is to write the next block-buster, a collection of poems or even develop a computer games script and app.”

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