Professional and creative writing major

Writers have never been more in demand. Writers use the most basic, flexible and powerful of technologies - language and the ability to tell stories. Writing at Deakin explores techniques of creativity, language, structure and editing.

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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

This major sequence will provide you with the qualities and attributes you will need to work in specialised creative writing fields, and to transfer writing/editing skills across relevant work environments. Initially, studies focus on the craft of creative writing and redrafting, with research and analysis of a specific writing project. At the second level, you will research, develop and workshop materials to final draft in a range of forms selected from fiction, creative non- fiction, scriptwriting, poetry, professional writing and editing. At the final level, you will work at a greater depth on two writing/editing projects.

Learn from the best

The staff who deliver the program in Professional and Creative Writing are themselves practitioners as well as academics.Staff members have provided a brief insight into their approach to writing and editing. Checkout the links to articles, short video commentaries and other files.

Career and Industry

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts have high employment prospects, with every industry, regardless of area, needing competent writers.

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