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K28 Bachelor of Writing

Students with a passion for writing will be offered the opportunity to develop skills in many diverse genres of writing, as well as to nurture a capacity for creativity. Students will be able to study several areas of writing and publishing including autobiography and biography, poetry, drama, fiction, writing therapy, community writing, scriptwriting as well as technical, scientific and business report writing. There is also the opportunity to work in additional complementary fields such as Journalism, Editing, Literature including Children's Literature, History, Politics and the Environment.


Standard University Admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course will comprise 24 units (360 credit points) over a full-time enrolment of three years.  Suggested course of study:


Requirements Credit points 
Bachelor of Writing Core Units  90 
One eight (8) unit Major from the list offered within the Bachelor of Writing 120 
Supplementary Program   
One eight (8) unit Major from the list offered within the Bachelor of Writing  120 
Two (2) elective units  30 
One six (6) unit Minor from the list offered within the Bachelor of Writing  90 
Four (4) elective units  60 
Total required:  360 
Students must complete the following core units:
WRT1101 Language and Writing 15
WRT1103 Creativity and Writing 15
Plus 60 credit points selected from:
CMM1104 Writing for the Media * 15
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology * 15
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video * 15
IMM1122 Publishing on the World Wide Web * 15
WRT1110 Introduction to Editing 15
* denotes a unit serving multiple majors.

Students must choose TWO first-year electives or TWO units from their second major (or minor where applicable) if their second major (or minor) is in a different degree.

Students must choose a minimum of SIX units from the following majors and may supplement with TWO electives.
MAAACGCreative Writing Major
MAAACJHistory and Writing Major
MAAAENJournalism Major
MAAAGYLiterature and Writing Major
MAAACKPolitics and Writing Major
MAAACHProfessional Writing and Publishing Major
MAAABMScriptwriting Major
MAAACLWriting and the Environment Major
MIAABUCreative Writing Minor
MIAADLEditing Minor
MIAABWHistory and Writing Minor
MIAADWJournalism Minor
MIAADZLiterature and Writing Minor
MIAABXPolitics and Writing Minor
MIAABVProfessional Writing and Publishing Minor
MIAACIScriptwriting Minor
MIAABYWriting and the Environment Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010