Professional and creative writing

Writers have never been more in demand. Writers use the most basic, flexible and powerful of technologies - language and the ability to tell stories. This postgraduate course will provide you with further skills to enhance your writing career.

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Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing, Melbourne Burwood Campus
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Why study Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

Students will be given practical experience in the process of writing and revision, and will develop an understanding of the requirements of writing and editing for different readerships.
The course encompasses studies in: Creative non-fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Editing, Scriptwriting.

Learn from the best

Deakin staff have many years of combined industry experience, and are leaders in their research fields.

Career and Industry

Deakin's professional writing courses looks at various forms of professional writing and editing. Created specifically for graduates of other disciplines, the writing program has an emphasis on helping students develop the skills required to prepare work for publication.


What can I study?

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Creative WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

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