Unit Set Information

Writing Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAIP

Students with a passion for writing will be offered the opportunity to nurture a capacity for creativity and effective communication. They will develop writing skills in a range of genres, including autobiography and biography, poetry, drama, fiction, journalism and scriptwriting, while also gaining an understanding of important legal, ethical and practical elements of editing and publishing.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Learning Outcomes

Related Careers

Writer, Editor, Scriptwriter, Journalist, Publisher, Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Reviewer, Commentator

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are able to seek employment in the expanding communications sector, as well as opportunities for freelance writing work.

Major Structure

Students are required to complete the following three units (45 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WRT1101Language and Writing15
WRT1103Creativity and Writing15
WRT1110Introduction to Editing15
Plus, students are required to complete nine units (135 credit points) from the following:
WRT2213Creative Writing15
ENG3170Diverse Voices in Literature15
WRT3120Biographical and Autobiographical Writing15
JOU2111Introduction to Journalism15
WRT3215Authorship and Publication15
WRT3107Writing Poetry15
FAV2102Scriptwriting: Short Films15
PRN2225Media Relations15
WRT3105Writing Drama15
WRT2106Writing Therapy15

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.