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Creative and Professional Writing Major

Code MAAAJQ

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, and creative nonfiction, while also gaining an understanding of important legal, ethical and practical elements of editing and publishing.

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Unit set overview

Code

MAAAJQ

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Details

Structure

Students must complete eight (8) units totalling 120 credit points:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WRT1101Language and Writing15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WRT1103Creativity and Writing15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WRT2110Introduction to Editing15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WRT2106Writing Therapy15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select two units (30 credit points) from the following:
WRT3130Writing Prose15
WRT3120Biographical and Autobiographical Writing15
WRT3215 ^Authorship and Publication15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select two units (30 credit points) from the following:
WRT3107Writing Poetry15
WRT3105Writing Drama15
WRT3140 ^Professional Writing15

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. CLOs and mapping completed at course level and can be located in the new Bachelor of Arts proposal.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

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

Possible future job titles

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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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