Bachelor of Arts

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Creative Writing


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Gain expertise, practical experience and develop creative skills. In all units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards. Initially, you undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, non-fiction and fiction writing, script writing and poetry writing.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in freelance editing and writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries, government departments, media and entertainment industries, publishing companies, tourism, hospitality and service industries.


Complete the following credit points at level 1:

ALW101Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity

ALW102Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations

Complete at least 3 credit points at level 2 from the following list:

ALW225Designing Fictions

ALW227Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence

ALW223The Lyric Essay: Playing with Ideas

ALW242Poetry: Events in Language

ALW205The Role of the Editor

ALW252Writing for Young People

ALW251Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters

Complete the following credit points at level 3:

ALW396Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication (2 credit points)

The following level 3 credit point is recommended as an elective to compliment the major stream:

ALW395Experimental Writing Lab


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