Deakin's professional writing courses looks at various forms of professional writing and editing. Created specifically for graduates of other disciplines, the writing program has an emphasis on helping students develop the skills required to prepare work for publication.
The course encompasses studies in:
- Creative non-fiction
Students will be given practical experience in the process of writing and revision, and will develop an understanding of the requirements of writing and editing for different readerships.
To help integrate study with work and personal commitments, Deakin has designed its professional writing postgraduate courses with flexibility and support. On and off-campus units are available, and full or part-time study modes are available (depending on units chosen).
Who should study Professional Writing?
Professional Writing will suit if you are:
- A communicator looking to enhance your creative and professional writing and editing, or
- A freelancer wanting to develop writing networks and expertise in non fiction or travel writing, creative fiction or editing for electronic publications
- Want to develop your ability to create
Professional Writing courses
Deakin's Professional Writing courses are offered as an articulating suite that includes a graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master degree.
- Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing
- Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing
- Master of Communication - by course work, is designed to facilitate specific and intensive professional training. Students can specialise in Professional Writing and enhance these studies by taking elective units from other specialist areas - such as:
Journalism, Public Relations, Media and Communication, Children's Literature, Literary Studies.
Deakin has an articulating suite of Communication courses that are offered on campus or off campus.
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, advanced standing, course entry requirements, further contacts, visit:
Why Choose Deakin University?
We know that postgraduate study is a big commitment. Deakin's postgraduate
programs are genuinely flexible to help you fit your studies in with work and
personal commitments. Regardless of where you live, resources can be posted to
off-campus students or accessed from our comprehensive electronic collection.
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses for
people working or aspiring to work in the area of communication. Quality is
evident in all parts of our courses from the standard of our study materials to
teaching staff who are leaders in their field. Ranked among the best in the
world, our library service has set a benchmark for Australian universities.
As a Deakin student you have access to the best new technologies. The
University has produced its own Software Essentials DVD to support online
communication. All units offer a dedicated teaching and learning site Deakin
As a Deakin postgraduate student, you will become part of a network of
researchers, academics, alumni and practitioners. You will have access to
specialist knowledge and the opportunity to establish new contacts with people
who are shaping and influencing all levels of the communication industry.