Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The digital revolution means that people are now willing to give everything just a few precious seconds before they decide whether or not to keep reading or listening. That means we must choose our words wisely. And we must turn to the wordsmiths who can provoke, entertain and connect to audiences in new and exciting ways. Students will work intensively on their writing in a number of forms and genres including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, memoir, genre writing, poetry, digital media, editing, and new and emergent styles. In addition, they will build specialist writing skills for professional applications via deep engagement with industry contexts. They can also undertake project work to writing a sustained work in a genre of their choice. Students will graduate with advanced writing and communication capabilities as well as analytic and editorial experience. These are rare, real-world skills that are keenly sought by employers.
- 288 credit points comprising 2 core units
- a Creative Writing major (14 units)
- a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units)
- plus 1 minor (4 units) or 4 electives.
- Creative writing
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).
Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.
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