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Culminating with a Bachelor of Communications from Curtin University, the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries is your pathway into a range of Bachelor of Communications streams.
The Bachelor of Communications encourages creativity, versatility and strong visual presentation and communication. It is a dynamic degree that will suit your personal interests and goals, be that in the rapidly expanding world of media and corporate communications; the industry, commerce, education or government sectors; or the creative vision of a design agency.
Cut-off scores, diploma of arts and creative industries (stage 1), diploma of arts and creative industries (stage 2), minimum english language entry requirements, other notes.
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Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.
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Credit for previous study
If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions).
Credits needed to graduate: 400. Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.
- Academic Research and Writing
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- Computer Skills
- Studies in Society
- Web Communications
- Academic and Professional Communications
- Introduction to Screen Practice
- Design Computing
- Engaging Media
- Culture to Cultures
- Introduction to Print
- Marketing Across Borders
Graduate with a Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries certificate awarded by Curtin College.
Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.
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The School of Interactive & Digital Media offers Dip-Plus modules to eligible students to prepare them for university studies or to enhance their technical & professional capability.
Eligible students will be taking the chosen module(s) in addition to the mainstream modules during their course of their study. Students who successfully complete the Dip-Plus modules will receive a Dip-Plus transcript indicating the modules, hours and grades upon graduation.
The following Dip-Plus modules are offered within the School of Interactive & Digital Media:
DMA001 Media & Social Psychology (60 hours)
Dma002 creative writing (60 hours), dma003 introduction to philosophy (60 hours), dma004 entrepreneurship in integrated media (60 hours), dma005 visual & critical studies (60 hours), dma006 art history (60 hours), dma007 film art & history (60 hours).
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Creative Writing: Prose
Singapore university of social sciences, creative writing: prose (elt256).
Applications Open: 01 May 2023
Applications Close: 15 June 2023
Next Available Intake: July 2023
Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course
Duration: 6 months
Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees
Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages
Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)
Funding: To be confirmed
School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences
Level: 2 Credit Units: 5 Presentation Pattern: Every July
- The creative writing process
- Types of short fiction and style
- Setting the scene
- Showing and telling
- Perspectives and points of view
- Breathing life into characters
- Plot and structure
- Elements of the narrative essay
- The voice of personal experience
- Shaping style, structure and thought
- Managing the creative project
- Platforms for publishing: journals, blogs, magazines and more
- Identify key elements and techniques in short fiction and the narrative essay.
- Distinguish the various genres and styles in creative narrative writing.
- Analyse how narrative technique and form create meaning in stories and essays.
- Develop narrative outlines that illustrate compelling storytelling.
- Apply the elements and techniques of short fiction and essay in creative writing.
- Execute a creative writing project.
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MA Creative Writing
The programme develops the writers, editors, publishers, cultural curators and writing teachers of tomorrow who create narratives that migrate from Singapore to the world's exponentially growing literary production and publishing market.
You will acquire a deep appreciation of the written word and the construction of written forms such as poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, screenplays and ficto-critical writing through standard modules and regular writing workshops and peer learning.
You will gain both breadth and depth through workshops devoted to all the major genres – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama – followed by a creative thesis project written in the genre of your choice. This sustained study of writing, editing and publishing provides you with a critical, theoretical and historical framework for analysing literature, art, communication and arts pedagogy.
Intensive graduate writing workshops with visiting writers (including Asian and Singapore voices), consultations with our published writing faculty, workshop peers, guest writers and industry professionals improve writing, reading and editing abilities, while providing meta-lessons in perception, creative problem-solving, social-emotional intelligence, communicative precision, interpersonal diplomacy, community, empathy and human nature.
You will be able to participate in local and regional writing festivals to build awareness of networks, circulation and reception of the written word. Graduates have already made a significant mark through works published by international literary publishers, as well as winning literary awards, particularly in Singapore.
Professional education: Learn from established and emerging writers from Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Professional network: Study alongside novelists, poets, playwrights, video game writers, screen writers and non-fiction writers.
Industry connection: Attend and participate in literary festivals in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Real-world knowledge: Develop your understanding of the Singapore and global publishing industries.
1 year (3 semesters)/ 2 years (6 semesters)
- Dramatic Writing (30 credits)
- Story (30 credits)
- Language, Poetics and the Writer’s Craft (30 credits)
- The Agora (30 credits)
- Final Research (60 credits)
Note: The workload will be approximately half for MA programmes offered with the part-time mode.
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- Thesis or Project Work
- Student Designed Assessment
The LASALLE MA framework is one that aims to provide graduates with a competitive edge that will meet the demands of the dynamic cultural and creative sector.
The MA framework has the following common structure:
Core modules You will study three core modules* according to your chosen programme of study. These modules aim to equip you with discipline-specific skills relevant to your area of research inquiry. *For the MA Art Therapy and MA Music Therapy programmes, there will be additional modules for clinical placements.
Common module – the Agora The common module, the Agora, has been designed to prepare you for the intensely collaborative experience of a creative career. You will be guided to reflect on the ‘place’ of your particular discipline in society, the economy and the environment. You will consider and experiment with combining your discipline with others (multidisciplinary), blending your skills and knowledge with those of other disciplines (interdisciplinary) or even discovering new ways of working together (transdisciplinary).
The Final Research module Research methods will be embedded into the Final Research (thesis) module. Within this module, formal and dedicated ‘research weeks’ will occur in the first and second semesters. The research weeks will be distinctive points within your programme to allow you to concentrate fully on your research. The spread of its delivery is intended to provide you time to reflect, synthesise and consolidate your learning, and develop your research questions. You will also be provided six hours of supervision of your research.
Besides the immersion in the postgraduate research culture built through shared learning modules, the MA framework provides a transformative educational experience designed to shape you into a future-ready professional, equipped with the skills and expertise demanded by the industry.
LASALLE uses a 5–point Grade Point Average (GPA) system, which will be applicable to all students admitted with effect from AY2024/25, to track students’ academic progress throughout their studies. Students receive letter grades for each module taken. Each grade corresponds to a grade point as shown below:
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) represents the grade point average of all modules attempted by the student. A minimum CGPA of 2.50 is required for graduation.
The computation of CGPA is as follows:
All modules, including repeat attempts, are included in the computation of the CGPA with the exception of modules that are exempted or where students were absent with valid reasons.
The classification of award and corresponding CGPA requirement are as follows:
LASALLE recognises the important role of artists and designers in creating a sustainable and caring world. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to identify and explore issues around sustainability (from ecology and global climate change to the sustainability of their own creative practices and wider cultural communities) and care (for the well-being and advancement of oneself and others).
The College actively encourages students to engage with and investigate these crucial contemporary issues as part of their studies, including through their projects, and critical and creative outputs. Through interdisciplinary learning and strong engagement with these topics, the aim is to empower students to lead the way towards sustainable practices and caring communities within the cultural and creative industries.
Basic materials for learning are provided by the College.
As a developing artist, you are required to have certain items that are personal to you and cannot be shared. Such items include books, dance shoes, rehearsal clothes, safety boots, portable musical instruments, paints, canvas, basic tools, design software, cameras, etc., that will support you through your three-year learning journey. The College does not encourage the purchase of extravagant or costly materials or equipment. Our lecturers can provide you with affordable suggestions.
You are also encouraged to have your own laptop for education. If you do not own one, computer labs are available on campus with requisite software for you to undertake your work.
There may be opportunities for you to undertake extra-curricular study trips to enhance your overall learning. Trips are not compulsory and may incur additional costs.
Novel, short story and poetry writing, playwriting and dramaturgy, screenwriting and filmmaking, journalism (print and broadcast), arts criticism, digital games, writing for industry and business, copywriting for advertising and marketing, editing, arts administration, business administration and academia.
The programme publishes an annual anthology of writing by its students and alumni. See archive of past issues here .
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Start of semester: Aug 2024 Application opens: 2 Oct 2023
Applications will close once the programme seats have been filled up.
For MA Art Therapy applicants: Apply by: 15 Mar 2024 Application outcome will be announced by: 6 May 2024
ADMISSIONS TEST/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS/AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
- A bachelor’s degree from a recognised local or international institution.
- A minimum of IELTS Academic 7.0 / TOEFL iBT 100 / PTE Academic 65 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
Statement of Purpose
- In 500–1,000 words, highlight your reasons for applying to this programme and how they relate to your future plans. You may also include a brief description of your research interest(s) that you are keen to explore. You are required to submit your Statement of Purpose online.
- Provide a reference letter to support your application. You are required to upload your reference letter online during your application.
- Your portfolio may contain prose fiction, poetry, a script, journalism, or a combination of any of these (2,000–3,000 words). The writing will be appraised according to its strength of originality, imagination, fluency, language and style and your overall potential as a creative writer. You are required to upload your portfolio online.
- Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview. During the interview, you are required to participate in a dialogue regarding the purpose of your application. Please be prepared to talk about your background, what inspires you and your influences. We would like to find out what motivates you to learn, explore and experiment in your areas of interest. You should also share how you think the programme will benefit you in your future career choices or develop your research interests.
- If you are unable to attend the interview at LASALLE, an online interview will be arranged for you.
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Fees include 9% GST in 2024. Fees are subject to change as at August 2023. * With the exception of MA Art Therapy and MA Music Therapy, which are available only in full-time mode.
A non-refundable application fee (inclusive of GST*) is chargeable per application. Application is only complete upon receipt of your application fee and all necessary documents. Please ensure your application fee is paid and documents are uploaded after you have received an email that your applicant profile has been created. LASALLE reserves the right to withdraw the applicant if the application fee remains unpaid and documents are not received by the due date.
* GST is at 8% from 2023 and 9% from 2024.
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All payment to LASALLE must be made in Singapore Dollar. In line with the Singapore government's move towards a cashless society, online payments are strongly encouraged. Below are the payment modes acceptable by LASALLE.
Students as developing artists are required to have certain items that are particular to them and cannot be shared. Such items include books, dance shoes, rehearsal clothes, safety boots, portable musical instruments, paints, canvas, basic tools, design software, cameras, etc., that will support students through their three-year learning journey. The College does not encourage the purchase of extravagant or costly materials or equipment. Lecturers will provide students with affordable suggestions.
Students are encouraged to have their own laptops for their education. For those who are unable to, computer labs are available on campus with requisite software for them to undertake their work.
There may be opportunities for students to undertake extra-curricular study trips to enhance their overall learning. Trips are not compulsory and may incur additional costs to students.
All full-time students of LASALLE are required to be covered under the Medical Insurance Scheme (MIS). The annual coverage of S$20,000 includes school-related activities throughout the programme duration.
The current premium rate is $29.70 (inclusive of 8% GST) payable each semester. This premium rate is subject to change based on the prevailing premiums charged by the insurer and prevailing GST rate.
In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, leadership potential, and a passion for creativity and innovation, LASALLE offers a variety of scholarships to new and current students.
Application dates for scholarships will be reflected in the various scholarship pages. Other externally sponsored scholarships are also available to students. Enquiries and applications may be directed to the respective organisations.
Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).
We are committed to providing a quality education for all our students, and believe that no deserving student should be denied admission because of financial difficulty.
A range of financial assistance schemes, grants and loans are made available to help meet a portion of the educational expenses of students.
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The invention of writing has been a defining moment in the evolution of human civilization. Writing has been one of the most significant modes of communication available to us for expressing our thoughts, visions, and beliefs with each other. Across the ages of history, as writing evolved as a skill, a man started experimenting with different types of writing materials and tools, and thus developed the many styles of writing. As writing styles continue to evolve, today in the millennial world, people seemed to be intrigued and fascinated by the new catchword – creative writing. As a result of this, many creative writing courses in Singapore are providing training to make people skilled.
What is creative writing.
In simple words, creative writing can be explained as the art of essaying your imaginative thoughts creatively. It is how best one can craft and beautifully play with words or sentences. Some people possess the gift to write what attracts their audience’s attention, while others go through structured courses to pick up the nuances of the trait.
The ideation of any creative writing is inspired by mundane things but its value is enhanced by its presentation style which would makes it stand out. The niche of a creative writer, therefore, dwells in the individual’s ability to uniquely narrate an article as a story while keeping in mind the target audience.
Types of Creative Writing
Creative writing has been around in many forms and styles for quite some time. However, the invention of the typewriter in the late 19 th century gave a boost to the growth of creative writing. Although, in earlier times, poetry was considered one of the first forms of creative writing, however as times evolved and writers were influenced by their immediate surroundings and society, that was eventually reflected in the writing; giving rise to many other forms and styles of creative writing.
Through its journey so far, creative writing has undergone many experimentations, permutations, and combinations; often being subjected to a change in writing material or tools, or style of writing. For a considerable time in the past, people were used to the comfort of using paper as the most useful material for writing, until the internet came knocking.
Now, with the boom in the internet and technology, the art of creative writing has reached out to a new platform, with a diverse range of areas where writing skills are required to increase the target audience base to more successful careers for creative writers as akin to a decade ago.
Even though there has been an upsurge in the creative writing market due to the internet, there are still some writing styles from the past which are still in vogue. Only the look and feel have changed since we are used to reading them from an online platform rather than a copy or a book.
Let Us Understand the Types of Writing That Are Predominantly Trending in Creative Writing.
1. Poetry Writing
This has been one of the oldest forms of creative writing styles. It will not be out of place to consider this as the foundation of most of the writing styles that are in use today. Most of the writing from history discusses epics being written in rhythmic verses describing a story or anecdote of that era. It is still holding on to its fort despite stiff competition from new emerging styles of writing.
2. Fiction Writing
This style of writing mostly deals with composing imaginative narratives which may or may not have any factual bearing on the real world. In this, the writer conveys his viewpoint to the audience by creating a web of words around a pseudo-real world. This genre of writing has many varied types depending on the structure, format, or number of words such as novels, short stories, screenwriting, etc.
3. Non-fiction Writing
In contrast, non-fiction is a more generalized form of writing which includes any written content that does not have any imaginative narrative to it. They are mostly rooted in the assumption of hard facts. Often the such type of style can be written for informative or instructional benefit. Being a fact-based writing style, these can be presented either objectively or subjectively in various literary types such as educational books on various subjects, biographies, academic papers, journal articles, etc.
In the last few years, another offshoot of this style that is gaining momentum is creative non-fiction writing, which is written on the same premise of factually accurate information as non-fiction writing. But it is different in the sense that here writer projects the same information in a more dramatized way as if narrating a story to the reader.
Thus, this uses the creativity of crafting the article from fiction writing while sticking to the baseline of using hard facts as in usual non-fiction writing. Most biographies, news articles, editorial columns, magazine articles, personal essays, diary writing, memoirs, etc. come under this style of writing.
Also known as scriptwriting, this form of writing is very similar to friction writing, especially when writing a novel. But the only addition is here the entire story is divided into different sub-structures describing more in-depth the characters, the environment, and the plot. The narratives are also in direct speech with dialogues mentioning the conversations between the different characters as well as their expressions being tagged here. Due to the detailed structure of this writing, it is mostly used in movies, theatre acts, plays, television dramas, or web series.
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Apart From the Aforementioned List, Some of the More Trending Writing Styles That Have Been Predominantly in Use in the Business World Are Listed Below.
1. Content Writing
Nowadays, since the internet has become an integral part of our lives, companies have started using the internet for their marketing practices to penetrate the lives of their customers. Hence, most companies have replaced their regular advertising & marketing practices with digital marketing methods, which has become the new norm in the corporate world.
There are various attributes of digital marketing, one of which is content writing. With the world shrinking to the size of a smartphone, consumers have been more aware and conscious than ever before. Therefore, content is the only niche that can be used by corporate big-wigs to allure customers. Going by the famous saying Content is King, it has become essential to drive marketing and advertising with good content.
Hence, the need for content writers across various industries has been on the rise. Broadly understood as content writing, there are a variety of sub-categories that are unfolded under content writing such as press releases, copywriting, report writing, social media content, SEO content, business writing like sales proposals, memos, reports, and other web content articles.
Singapore’s market has been booming with opportunities for writers. One can check on creative writing courses in Singapore who is aspiring for a lucrative job in the content writing industry.
Initially, blogging started as an online diary entry open for the public to read and comment on. With passing years, it has changed styles from informal to semi-formal and has been used not only for individuals posting personal information but also by companies sharing business information.
The range of information found on a blog ranges from travelogues, food journals, restaurant reviews, recommendations on skincare and beauty products, expert opinions on appliances or cars, how-to listicles on mundane things around the house, milestone information for mom to be’s and first-time mothers, and so on.
There are many more niche topics covered across various blogs and the number is ever-increasing. The market has been in high demand for bloggers these days as companies tend to hire them for managing their business blog posts. Hence, this is the right time for anyone interested in this field to pursue creative writing courses in Singapore and try their luck in the job market.
Career Choices in Creative Writing
With the diversity in opportunities present for creative writers, there has been a surge in career opportunities being offered for creative writing courses in Singapore. The wide variations in positions available for a creative writer in Singapore span across industries and verticals. For better appreciation of the roles predominant in the job market is offered to individuals who have completed creative writing courses in Singapore varies through an array of positions like:
- Creative Content Writer,
- Content Writer In Beauty Industry,
- Copywriter ,
- Technical Writer,
- Social Media Marketing ,
- Curriculum Developer (Mathematics),
- Digital Marketing Associate (Performance Marketing),
- Marketing Executive (Content Writer),
- Social Media Copywriter,
- Creative Copywriter,
- Creative Digital Content Executive,
- Marketing & Content Writer,
- Communication Executive (Content Writer),
- Social Media Content Writer,
- Contract Blog Writer,
- Creative Contents Creator ( Research Writer),
- Content Writer.
Apart from the list of roles mentioned, there is also a volley of freelance creative writers in Singapore actively pursuing their careers and profession in this field. Having understood the what and why of creative writing, let us dig deep to understand the how of the subject and from where to get the required knowledge.
Creative Writing Courses in Singapore
Singapore is a global hub for many multinational companies indulging in cut-throat competition across the marketplace. Amidst such high valued competitive market, there is bound to be a wide buffet of career choices to pick from. But more than that, one must do thorough research and be meticulous enough to pick up the right skills required to pursue your aspirational career choice or land a position in your dream company.
By now the reader must have had a fair idea of the huge potential for creative writers in the job market in Singapore. Many world-class institutes are offering creative writing courses in Singapore. The courses range from a long-term bachelor’s degree to a short diploma course or 2-day workshop. Let us look at the options given below and understand in-depth the different creative writing courses in Singapore, their prerequisites, and other details.
1. IIM Skills
IIM Skills has been one of the pioneers in providing quality-oriented writing skills along with hands-on experience in the form of an excellent course along with a 3-month internship, where the learner gets a chance to write for reputed news portals and other renowned platforms in the market.
They also lend a helping hand for placements. In short, they take care of the learners from end to end, right from the time of admission until the learner is confident to be on his own, either as a freelancer or in pursuing a career in writing. Their Content Writing Course is an excellent choice for learners to learn a variety of writing skills.
Unlike many other online institutes selling content writing courses, this one tops the list for many reasons, such as personal attention to each learner by the trainers through live-interactive online sessions, quick to address the issues faced by learners, trying to make the course interactive and easy to understand so that irrespective of the background of the learner everyone can find a constructive takeaway from the course.
The course has structured modules that are unmatched by other competitors in the industry. The institute has trained around 6000+ students across the globe and the numbers are still rising as you read this article. The institute promises lifetime access to its learners. For more details regarding the course, please visit their course landing page.
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2. Creative Writing, NTU
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is one of the finest universities in Singapore offering world-class teaching on various subjects. Their creative writing course is considered to be one of the best on-campus curricula among creative writing courses in Singapore. The university offers creative writing courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. The USP of these courses is being handled by accomplished and established writers who have authored and published a considerable number of books to their fame.
The Two Courses Offered:
- Minor in Creative Writing
This course is available for any undergraduate student who is passionate about pursuing an interest in creative writing. To complete the course, one needs to undergo five courses comprising one compulsory paper and four electives. The course includes regular assessments and offers students a chance to attend a workshop on creative writing which would further widen their horizons on the subject.
- Graduate Programs in Creative Writing
This comprises of Master of Arts degree in English and a Ph.D. in English, both of which require a subsequent number of courses to complete along with a presentation of a thesis with a stipulated number of words as mentioned in the guidelines.
3. Asia Creative Writing Programme
This is a one-of-its-kind program run by the National Arts Council in collaboration with Scholl of Humanities, Nanyang Technical University. The USP of the program is spearheaded and led by visiting writers across the globe who handhold the learners through the requisite skills and practical knowledge required for becoming ace creative writers.
This program intends to nurture writers at different stages of their career paths. The team of experts assists the students with the most updated creative writing techniques so that they can find the process easy and interesting. If you are struggling with writing and crafting unique ideas then you should give this course a try.
4. Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore
This is a 1.5-year full-time program, offered by Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore. The USP of the course is its holistic curriculum structure, amalgamating all forms of creative writing into the curriculum to give the confidence and the necessary skills to the learner to be ready to publish their first book or first article even before they finish the course.
This 1.5-year long program trains you in the in-depth of each writing genre to make you a professional writer. At the end of the program, will be ready to call yourself a successful author as they make sure to nurture the abilities of each writer in every possible way. No doubt, it is one of the best creative writing courses in Singapore.
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This site provides a wide array of courses related to creative writing from different universities ranging from beginner level to professional level. Many of the courses are free and some are paid as well. All the courses are self-paced and can be completed at the convenience of the learner. All courses require assessments to be complimented for earning the completion certificate.
Similar to Coursera, this platform also provides a variety of lessons on creative writing, being offered by different universities. All courses are self-paced with the requirement of completing assessments to earn the completion certificate. This platform offers various courses on writing hosted by different authors.
The best part of the platform is all the courses touch upon important aspects of the subject yet videos are of short duration and hence the entire course could be completed within a week. All courses are self-paced and provide excellent training. A number of students enroll in their courses every month to get an overview of their domains. You can also become a skilled writer by enrolling in their courses.
7. Henry Harvin
This is the next best choice for pursuing a course in content writing. The institute offers a variety of courses apart from content writing. Their content writing course is considered the next best option in the industry. The institute promises to giveaway 9 courses clubbed into the structure of this single course.
They teach around 30 types of content writing styles along with two-way live sessions, Bootcamp, internships, and projects for practical experience. The institute assures learners of 1-year placement assistance support after the end of the course. Apart from this, the institute also provides various add-on tools and software to the learners.
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Tips to Become a Good Creative Writer
Try to explore and find your writing style.
Once you have decided on your writing style, think about what you would like to write.
Get into a habit of freewriting. Set up a schedule to write a few lines daily. Once you get yourself into the habit of writing, after some time, writing will come naturally to you.
Start your day by writing clear and simple sentences which are precise as well as easy to understand. O. Practice the habit of writing paragraphs of at least 10-15 lines in one go. Likewise, keep pushing your limits until you can write at least 2-3 pages in a day.
Tip: You can start by maintaining a journal mentioning all the happenings throughout the day
Once you get comfortable and habituated with the art of writing daily, now you can focus on writing something in your chosen genre or writing style. You may either do some reading of other authors writing the same style for some inspiration before starting your ideation or start right away if you are already very creative.
While working on your writing, there might be a situation when you face writer’s block and are not able to think of anything creative. This is a normal phenomenon every writer goes through and you’re not alone in this. To help you cope with this, you must get yourself enrolled in forums or communities where like-minded people with similar interests meet, discuss, and help each other out.
One essential thing to remember is, that for being a good writer, one must not stop being imaginative in creating the craft. Hence, keep reading different genres and different authors to stir up your creativity, but also learn to explore your environment and take cues from it to put that into your writing.
In case you find it difficult to start your journey, do not worry. There are various creative writing courses in Singapore. You can select from any one of the courses mentioned in this article depending on your time, budget, and comfort.
The above information gives a detailed review of the creative writing courses in Singapore focusing on learners aspiring for a career in the field. These are the best courses for people who would want to go through proper training for a better understanding of the subject or to take up creative writing as a hobby.
1. What are the basics needed to become a creative writer?
The basic prerequisite to becoming a creative writer is to have the passion to become one. Other skills which could be of help like good communication skills, better grammar and sentence formation, creative ideation of a situation, etc. People who are not very good with their writing skills but are passionate to be creative writers can take up a course on the subject and start their journey as a writer.
2. Can I become a creative writer by taking up creative writing courses in Singapore?
Most creative writing courses in Singapore are conducted by experts in the subject and are prepared in a structured way to provide the learner with the requisite knowledge to brush their skills, prepare them better with observation and ideation skills, deal with writer’s block, provide hands-on experience on the subject, etc. Hence, taking up a course to follow your passion is highly advisable.
3. What are the career options for a creative writer?
There are a variety of career opportunities for a creative writer like content writing, copywriting, technical writing services, writing for publishing houses, public relations agencies, advertising agencies, marketing companies, blogging, screenwriting, etc. One can also aspire to become a freelance creative writer.
4. Are there any good institutes offering creative writing courses in Singapore?
The present article discusses in detail offline as well as online institutes of repute, offering creative writing courses in Singapore. Although, IIM Skills is the best choice one can make for skill development.
5. How much is the starting salary for creative writers in Singapore?
The income of a creative writer in Singapore ranges from a minimum salary of 3,030 SGD per month to a maximum of 8,480 SGD per month, depending on the particular job profile.
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- Vision Mission & Core Values
- Why Choose Us
- Academic & Examination Board
- Our Faculty
- Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
- Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)
- Creative Writing
- Curriculum Development & Instruction
- Drama in Education
- Effective Teaching Methodologies
- Music & Movement
- Phonectics & Phonology
- Public Speaking
- Speech Development & Creative Drama
- Speech & Drama in Action
- Teaching Effective Grammar
- Early Literacy Reading & Comprehension
- Special Education Needs
- Creative Language Arts
- Early Years Enrichment Enterprise
- Effective Communication in Education
- Teaching Innovation and Creativity
- Enrichment Enterprise
- Speech & Drama
- Phonics Early Literacy
- Preparatory Course for Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Customised Workshops
- Course Schedule
- Registration Process
- Fee Structure
- Withdrawal Policy
- Skills Future Credit
- Certificate Of Professional Practice
Spread the wings of your students' imagination
Gigis professional development centre offers, certificate of professional practice – creative writing.
Unlock your students’ creativity in a skilled manner, by honing their writing skills. This course aims to impart effective teaching techniques on how to write creatively and see stories of students develop, including those as young as pre-school. It teaches the basics of creative writing like story progressions, sentence structure, useful vocabularies, paragraph organization PLUS useful activities to enhance imaginations. Besides fostering the joy of creative writing in children this course will help you transform into a more creative writer and teacher.
Key content pointers
- Concept Maps
- Literary Devices
- Whole Brain Learning
- Poetry Free flow Writing
- Story Structure
- Minimum 3 “O” levels with credit in English or
- Any other recognised Certification, Diploma or Degree
- Mature candidates by interview and approval from the School
- Classroom Presentation / Participation
- Forum Participation
- Lesson Planning
- Practicum / Practical Examination
- Written Theory Examination
- Part-time study – 8 weeks in total
- 1 session a week, – 4 hours per session
Upon successful completion of all lessons, Practical Examination and Theory Examination, candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Practice – Creative Writing accredited by London Teacher Training College , along with a Transcript.
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Write and Edit Copy for Interactive Media Projects
SSG Course Ref Nos.: TGS-2020512978 Write and Edit Copy for Interactive Media Projects / TGS-2020512981 Write and Edit Copy for Interactive Media Projects (Synchronous e-learning). | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
To reach out to a growing market with increasing demand, the content for online and mobile marketing platforms has to be customised to attract your target audience.
In this course, you will learn to identify the unique aspects of the communication medium or platform to be deployed to write and edit copy accordingly.
Identify the purpose and target audience of the interactive media project to determine the approach to be adopted to write the interactive copy
Identify the unique aspects of the communication medium or platform to be deployed to write and edit copy accordingly
Apply the principles of grammar when writing the copy to facilitate communication in the language used
Layout the text-based content in the copy to present information to the user / reader in an organised manner
Understand search engine optimisation techniques to match the relevancy of the copy with the search query of the Internet user
Write and edit text for interactive projects to make content more accessible to the reader or user of specific platform
Learn about legal implications that may arise from presenting the wrong information
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Web Administrator, Digital Media Executive, Copywriter
MODE OF TRAINING
In-Person or Online
Registrants will be notified of the training mode in the course confirmation.
Registration closes on -.
This course will conclude with a compulsory assessment. Participants have to achieve at least 75% attendance to be eligible for the assessment.
For online classes, participants are required to attend lessons via a personal computer (laptop, desktop, or tablet with a front-facing camera) to optimise the learning experience and for the purpose of taking attendance. Parts of the training will include activities that may require the use of mobile phones, such as capturing photos and videos while attending classes online.
FEES (INCLUSIVE OF 8% GST)
Application Fee: S$54.00 -Waived-
Full Course Fee, including 8% GST: S$1,944.00
Course Fee with SkillsFuture Funding+:
SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Full Course Fee: S$1,800.00 SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline): S$1,260.00 Nett Course Fee: S$540.00 8% GST*: S$43.20 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$583.20
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and Above
Full Course Fee: S$1,800.00 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: S$1,620.00 Nett Course Fee: S$180.00 8% GST*: S$43.20 Nett Course Fee, incl GST: S$223.20
SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Full Course Fee: S$1,800.00 SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: S$1,620.00 Nett Course Fee: S$180.00 8% GST*: S$43.20 Nett Course Fee, incl GST: S$223.20
*As per SSG Policy, GST payable is calculated based on prevailing GST Rates after the baseline funding subsidy of 70%.
Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders
Attain at least 75% attendance
Successful completion of assessment
More Information: Training Grants and Incentives | Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Age: 18
Academic Requirement: Obtain Pass Grade in GCE O-Level subjects including at least B4 for English (or IELTS overall band score 6.5 and above or equivalent) and 2 other subjects or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may still apply and will be considered based on:
At least 1 year working experience in any industry; and/or
Oral interview or evaluation test by Singapore Media Academy to determine suitability for the course
Applicants may be called for interview at the discretion of Singapore Media Academy.
This unit may be taken as part of the
Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing and Online Content Creation
Back to Creative Writing
SSG Course Ref No.: TGS-2022016451 | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
This course covers the drafting and drawing techniques, essential storyboarding elements including character movements, backgrounds, camera angles, shots, frame composition, perspective, lighting, sets, different formats for visual storytelling, and frame sequencing across genres and concept art. Participants will also learn illustrations for words, emotions, and actions, including human anatomy, emotions, actions, and expressions, as well as relevant storyboard, graphics, and editing software.
Interpret scripts to understand the required mood and overall themes
Analyse and break production ideas and scripts into frames
Develop detailed storyboards depicting character expressions and background elements showing all required positions, angles, and views, with particular regard to technical continuity of the story from the concept to the screenplay and size relationship
Use digital storyboarding tools to convert detailed sketches into storyboard panels
Assist in refining storyboards as per requests from creative and production team
Assessment: (To be scheduled)
Application Fee: S$54.00 -Waived-
Full Course Fee, including 8% GST: S$2,808.00
Full Course Fee: S$2,600.00 SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline): S$1,820.00 Nett Course Fee: S$780.00 8% GST*: S$62.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$842.40
Full Course Fee: S$2,600.00 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: S$2,340.00 Nett Course Fee: S$260.00 8% GST*: S$62.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$322.40
Full Course Fee: S$2,600.00 SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: S$2,340.00 Nett Course Fee: S$260.00 8% GST*: S$62.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$322.40
Applicants are required to submit a written personal statement as part of the course application.
English language proficiency assessment (written and/or oral) by Singapore Media Academy to determine suitability for the course
WSQ Diploma in Media (Content Production and Management) - Scriptwriter
SSG Course Ref No.: TGS-2022016446 | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
This course gives participants a clear understanding of the various documentary modes and formats, how to conceptualise a compelling documentary, conduct research, devise a plot structure for the script, and write the documentary script.
Develop the subject and/or focus of the documentary to provide a perspective which is of interest to the audience
Conduct research for a selected subject and focus on facilitating the writing of the script
Determine the format and style appropriate for the documentary to meet the expectations of the producer, distributor, and audience
Write the documentary script to meet the format and style defined for the documentary
Application Fee: S$54.00 -Waived-
Full Course Fee, including 8% GST: S$3,888.00
Full Course Fee: S$3,600.00 SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline): S$2,520.00 Nett Course Fee: S$1,080.00 8% GST*: S$86.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$1,166.40
Full Course Fee: S$3,600.00 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: S$3,240.00 Nett Course Fee: S$360.00 8% GST*: S$86.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$446.40
Full Course Fee: S$3,600.00 SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: S$3,240.00 Nett Course Fee: S$360.00 8% GST*: S$86.40 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$446.40
SSG Course Ref No.: TGS-2022016441 | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
This course focuses on writing a narrative script for film and television drama. Participants will learn to develop a story idea and write a script with commercial and/or artistic potential by identifying the theme of the story, developing creative plots and compelling characters. This module will also emphasise learning how to write evocative action and descriptors, create effective and appropriate dialogue, and a suitable pace for the story.
Interpret creative briefs to understand creative styles to be adopted for narrative design
Incorporate specific storytelling traditions to generate story ideas and create a narrative structure
Create narratives that are engaging for the intended audience and appropriate for the content and target platforms
Describe events and dialogue in response to dynamic changes of the characters, assets, or environments
Align narratives to be consistent and congruent with the story world and the characters
Refine narratives and dialogues as per feedback provided
Full Course Fee, including 8% GST: S$4,320.00
Full Course Fee: S$4,000.00 SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline): S$2,800.00 Nett Course Fee: S$1,200.00 8% GST*: S$96.00 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$1,296.00
Full Course Fee: S$4,000.00 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: S$3,600.00 Nett Course Fee: S$400.00 8% GST*: S$96.00 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$496.00
Full Course Fee: S$4,000.00 SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: S$3,600.00 Nett Course Fee: S$400.00 8% GST*: S$96.00 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$496.00
Creative Storytelling (Scriptwriter)
SSG Course Ref No.: TGS-2022016109 | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
This course focuses on the elements of storytelling and character psychology and cross-media and non-linear storytelling principles. Participants will also learn about the mechanisms and devices to convey time, events or emotions, audience engagement techniques, principles, and design of emotional maps of plots.
Develop exciting themes with unique plots to engage the audience
Enhance characters and plots to improve audience appeal
Determine loose ends in the plots to make the storylines more robust
Adapt narratives to meet different designs, technical and production requirements
Experiment with different styles and techniques for audience excitement
Leverage on techniques to create content that generates new experiences for audiences
Liaise with the creative teams to facilitate the creative process and delivery of required outcomes for the audience
Full Course Fee, including 8% GST: S$1,836.00
Full Course Fee: S$1,700.00 SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline): S$1,190.00 Nett Course Fee: S$510.00 8% GST*: S$40.80 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$550.80
Full Course Fee: S$1,700.00 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: S$1,530.00 Nett Course Fee: S$170.00 8% GST*: S$40.80 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$210.80
Full Course Fee: S$1,700.00 SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: S$1,530.00 Nett Course Fee: S$170.00 8% GST*: S$40.80 Nett Course Fee, including GST: S$210.80
SSG Course Ref No.: TGS-2022016108 | Funding Valid Till 30 June 2025
This course covers the techniques for idea generation. Participants will also be guided on the format and structure relating to proposed media products and platforms. They will be trained on the best practices for creative processes and the concept of acceptable risks in creative process improvement.
Review the process of concept generation to facilitate improvements
Exploit new and emerging technologies to create new concepts
Implement improvements to the creative process
Inspect the creative process for barriers to creativity
Develop practical ways to overcome identified barriers to creativity
Develop the format and structure for new concepts
Conduct an assessment of the likely audience appeal of new ideas and concepts