Writing

Major

Overview

Gain expertise, practical experience, and develop creative skills in writing. The emphasis in this major is on publication or the achievement of professional standards in writing. After undertaking introductory units on writing fundamentals, you will progress to specific forms and genres in writing (including fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, life writing, and writing for games). The major concludes with a unit in which you can develop a writing project of a commercially viable length.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A317006 (major)

Career outcomes

  • Professional and Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Research
  • Copywriting, speechwriting, and technical writing
  • Performing Arts (including scriptwriting for screen and stage)
  • Video-game industry

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Units

To complete a Major sequence in Writing complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity ALW101
  • Scriptwriting Fundamentals ALW103
  • Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability ALW223
  • Designing Fictions ALW225
  • Scriptwriting: Character, Action and Reaction ALW227
  • Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters ALW251
  • Writing Project ALW394
  • Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices ALW395
  • Note: Incompatible with the Creative Writing and Scriptwriting minor sequence