This major will develop your practical skills and knowledge across a variety of writing styles, as well as range of emerging and experimental genres. You’ll learn through self reflection and working in groups; guided by expert teaching staff, many of whom are award-winning, published authors.
As you build your expertise in writing short fiction, long fiction, writing for performance, popular genre fiction and poetry, you will learn to shape your creative writing to meet publishing expectations and outcomes.
The Creative Writing Major encourages experimentation and creativity and stimulates critical awareness through discussion of relevant theory, and engagement with digital technologies.
You will master writing skills and extend your creative and critical capacities by undertaking a project in your second year of study. You may also have an opportunity to practice these skills and develop your portfolio through internship with a professional organisation.
The Creative Writing major is offered as part of the Master of Arts, a hands-on course with a strong practical and industry focus, to prepare you for a career in creative practice.
High-achieving students have the option to progress to doctoral level study.
Note: Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
This major sits within the the Master of Arts degree. To apply for this major, you will need to apply for the Master of Arts. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
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