English - creative writing (Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts)



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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Unit set code

MJ-A310009 (major)

MN-A310009 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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 English - Creative Writing select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in English - Creative Writing students must complete four (4) credit points from below, comprising of no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level 3. Choice of units must include one (1) credit point from either ALW101 or ALW102.

Complete 8 units from:

  • Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity
  • Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations
  • Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability
  • Designing Fictions
  • Scriptwriting: Character, Action and Reaction
  • Poetry: Events in Language
  • Writing and Publishing for Young People
  • Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices