Bachelor of Arts

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Details of major sequences

Creative Writing

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000062 (major)

MN-A000062 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


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.

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.


  • To complete a Major sequence in Creative Writing;  select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Creative Writing;  select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Level 1:

ALW101Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity

ALW102Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations

Level 2:

Select any 3 units from the following:

ALW251Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters

ALW242Poetry: Events in Language

ALW225Designing Fictions

ALW227Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability

ALW205The Role of the Editor

Level 3:

Select any 3 units from the following:

ALW394Studio Writing Project

ALW396Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication

ALW395Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices

ALW352Writing for Young People

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