Writing (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



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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Unit set code

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

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