Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

Asian Studies
Cinema Studies
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Shortest full-time duration

3 years

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Students develop practical and professional skills in creative writing, informed by critical, historical and theoretical knowledge of writing industries, art forms and career opportunities. These skills include the capacity to experiment, produce, analyse and reflect upon work in a variety of writing styles, techniques and voices. Students learn about character, structure, theme, language and visual storytelling to enable successful writing in numerous forms and genres. Students are given options to collaborate with peers, other creative arts students and industry partners, through professional placements and work on student-led publications and productions.

Students also undertake complementary studies that promote analytical and research skills. The broader learning experience is enhanced through focused studies in Asian media and culture, Cinema studies, Political economy, Literary studies or Approaches to popular culture. Students also choose subjects from a range of electives.
Graduate career opportunities

This qualification can lead to careers including writer, editor, publisher, events/festival manager with writing focus, screenwriter, screen producer.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

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Post graduate study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to continue their studies in a related RMIT Honours course.

Course fees

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Scholarships available

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The Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing and the Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting at RMIT are pathways into this course.