Throughout this degree, you will learn how to develop your creative, critical and professional skills as a writer in a range of learning environments including workshops, seminars, intensives and face-to-face studios.
You will undertake individual projects and work in teams. You will focus closely on your own writing, immersed in your creative work, and undertake writing intensives aimed at building a rigorous creative practice.
You will also work towards solving problems from industry and building international communities of peers by responding to briefs. Recent partners include Jakarta Post, the Emerging Writers' Festival, and SingLitStation Singapore. You may have the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Writers’ Festival Gazette which involves making and publishing a dynamic daily newspaper; travelling to China to collaborate with local writers; or hosting Singaporean writers and collaborating on an event for Melbourne Writers Festival.
As part of the curriculum you will hone your writing skills, connecting to students and lecturers across the creative industries and enhancing your employability. You may participate in collaborative studios with media, editing and publishing students, or work on projects with students from design, advertising and photography disciplines.
Our key staff are authors, screenwriters, essayists, playwrights, reviewers and researchers. They work across digital, screen and print writing platforms, and integrate their creative practice with a dedication to teaching excellence and world-leading research.
This degree offers guest lectures and master classes by industry professionals from Australia and around the world. The work you produce will be assessed by peers, guests and workshop leaders throughout your three years of study. You will receive professional feedback from industry practitioners and learn to offer valuable criticism yourself.
You will have the opportunity to work in studios with students from other communication disciplines on projects such as short films, writers’ festivals, digital projects and book productions.
Internships and work placements are offered as part of the degree and present a chance to develop vital connections to the industry while you study.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.