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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MJ-A000062 (major)

MN-A000062 (minor)


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

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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  • 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 no more than two (2) credit points at level 3.  It is highly recommended that students undertake level 1 units as part of their minor sequence.

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

  • Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity ALW101
  • Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations ALW102
  • Select any 3 units from the following level 2 units:

  • Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters ALW251
  • Poetry: Events in Language ALW242
  • Designing Fictions ALW225
  • Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence ALW227
  • Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability ALW223
  • The Role of the Editor ALW205
  • Select any 3 units from the following level 3 units:

  • Studio Writing Project ALW394
  • Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication ALW396
  • Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices ALW395
  • Writing for Young People ALW352