If you have a way with words and a story to tell, this degree will help build your confidence and provide professional feedback to assist in becoming published. Immerse yourself in the world of words and develop the critical and editorial skills you need to pursue a career as a writer.
Excellent writing skills are in high demand across a range of different professions, and the ability to communicate ideas is invaluable in any sector. The course offers a rich mix of creative writing and literary studies across a range of writing modes in fiction and nonfiction, including experimental writing, journalism, life writing, poetry, writing for stage and screen, and writing for young adults.
Graduates of the Associate Degree of Creative Writing may also choose to continue to study for another year and complete their Bachelor of Arts.
This program is taught by writers from the Northern Rivers arts community and beyond. It provides opportunities for hands-on experience with the Byron Writers Festival, the Bellingen Readers Writers Festival and other literary events. The University is also the education partner of Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA).
Opportunities exist for writing students to undertake work placements with Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), the Byron Writers Festival, and the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival. Students can choose a professional placement unit during which they spend 70 – 100 hours in an appropriate organisation, developing their knowledge and skills.
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