Professional and Creative Writing



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.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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.

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  • Writing Craft ALW101
  • Writing Spaces ALW102
  • Editing and the Author ALW205
  • Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay ALW223
  • Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out ALW225
  • Script Writing: Focus On Fiction ALW227
  • Experimental Poetics ALW395
  • Publishing An Anthology: Writing Collaborations ALW396 (2 credit points)
  • Note: The following writing-related elective may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

  • Professional Writing for Work AIX117
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