Professional and creative writing



Writers use the most basic, flexible and powerful of technologies: language. Studies in professional and creative writing offer the skills to enhance your writing career, covering everything from creative non-fiction and fiction through to poetry and editing.

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Our staff have many years of combined industry experience, and are leaders in their research fields – so you'll be learning from true experts.

Professional and creative writing courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Work experience opportunities

As a student of professional and creative writing, you can gain valuable work experience within an Australian company through our work placement program. This will give you the opportunity to broaden your skills, experiences and networks before graduation. 

It’s possible to undertake work placements at magazine and book publishing houses, as well as within broadcast and print media.

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Career opportunities

Writers have never been more in demand. Upon completion of your studies, you could find a career in roles such as:

  • broadcast journalist
  • commissioning editor
  • editor
  • magazine journalist
  • newspaper journalist
  • press photographer
  • press sub-editor
  • publishing copy-editor/proofreader
  • writer.

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