Bachelor of Arts

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Professional and Creative Writing - unit set code MJ-A000062

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.

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.

Level 1

ALW101Writing Craft

ALW102Writing Spaces

Level 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

ALW205Editing and the Author

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

ALW225Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

ALW227Script Writing: Focus On Fiction

ALW395Experimental Poetics

ALW396Publishing An Anthology: Writing Collaborations (2 credit points)

The following writing-related elective may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

AIX117Professional Writing for Work

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