You will learn how to develop your creative, critical and professional skills as a creative writer in a range of environments including workshops, seminars and intensive face-to-face studios.
You’ll undertake individual projects and work in teams. You will work closely on your writing in a studio model and spend deep time on your creative work, including writing intensives aimed at building a rigorous creative practice you can use outside of class.
You will also work on solving problems from industry, building international communities of peers through responding to briefs. Recent partners include the Jakarta Post, the Emerging Writers' Festival, and SingLitStation Singapore.
As part of the curriculum, you will hone your writing skills through connections to students and lecturers across the creative industries, enhancing your employability. You may participate collaborative studios with media, editing and publishing students, or work on projects with students from design, advertising and photography disciplines.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Emerging Writers’ Festival Gazette, making and publishing a dynamic daily newspaper, travelling to China to collaborate with local writers, hosting Singaporean writers, and collaborating on an event for Melbourne Writers Festival.
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 and world-leading research.
This degree offers guest lectures and master classes taken by industry professionals from Australia and around the world. The work you produce will be assessed by peers, guests, and workshop leaders who get to know your work over the 3-year degree. You will receive professional feedback from industry practitioners.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work in studios with students from other communication disciplines to work together on projects such as short films, writers’ festivals, digital projects and book production.
Internships and work placements are offered as part of the degree to help you develop vital connections to the industry while you study.
All subjects are delivered in English. You can access online and digital resources. Additional assistance is available from the RMIT Study and Learning Centre and through one-on-one academic advice throughout your degree.