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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Got an idea that could burn a hole in the page? Then take on a higher degree by research and take your insight to the next level.
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.
Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.
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
- magazine journalist
- newspaper journalist
- press photographer
- press sub-editor
- publishing copy-editor/proofreader
Browse other disciplines within media, communication and creative arts
Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.
Interested in animation and motion capture? Learn how you could contribute your creativity to the film, TV, advertising, gaming and other industries.
A career in children's literature could range from writing books for young children to writing content for children's television producers.
Communication helps you become a specialist in advertising, journalism, public relations, professional writing, television or online media.
Enrol in a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) and study a variety of subjects including performance styles, theatre history and performing arts.
Apply to study a Film and Television course and explore a variety of core themes including studio production, scriptwriting and film making.
A Journalism degree at Deakin opens doors, with careers ranging from news reporting to commentating, discover your passion here.
Explore the rich array of literature ranging from classical Greek drama to Shakespearean plays by enrolling in a course in Literary Studies at Deakin.
Learn how to be an outstanding communicator, flexible thinker and innovative practitioner by applying for a Media degree at Deakin. Enquire online now.
Photography courses at Deakin are focused on creative or professional practice, giving you the opportunity to develop artistic or academic goals.
A study in public relations ensures students have the ability to design and implement campaigns, manage organisations and conduct appropriate research.
Combine your visual arts course with other academic specialisations at Deakin in a way that allows you to create your own career path. Find out how today.