Master of Creative Writing

Macquarie University

Creative writing - expressing yourself with flair and accuracy - is a key skill for life and most professions. If you love writing and reading literature and want to challenge yourself to develop your craft and technique, this course is your pathway to effective creative writing and non-fiction. You will undertake intensive practical workshops across a range of genres including young adult fiction, creative non-fiction, short story, novella, novel and poetry. You will create, workshop, and develop your writing with peers and our expert teachers. KEY FEATURES You'll be taught by high-calibre teachers including winners of university teaching awards and published writers. You'll have opportunities to apply your skills in professional context projects, and to add value to your writing through a suite of editing and publishing units. You can undertake a wide range of practical, writing-intensive units to further develop your skills. You'll create an e-portfolio of your work and learn new skills in our state-of-the art online learning platforms. You'll have opportunities to participate in weekly creative writing workshops for peer feedback and discussion. If children's literature is also your passion, you can add units from our internationally acclaimed Master of Children's Literature. This course is available on campus, online, or through a combination of both, which means you can continue to work full-time while studying. SUITABLE FOR Emerging and aspiring writers, communication professionals wanting to explore and develop their creativity, including editors, manuscript readers, technical writers, journalists, secondary and primary teachers, especially English literature teachers. Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Graduates launch new careers, freelance or develop and promote their existing careersin the Arts, Media, Education and Training industries, including: advertising book publishing editorial, public relations, and copy editing corporate, technical and copywriting creative authorship including picture books, young adult fiction, adult fiction, poetry secondary, tertiary and continuing education creative writing, literature and English studies teaching theatre and film writing and production travel, social media, health, arts journalism and magazine writing, online and in print TV script writing EMPLOYERS Employers inArts, Media, Education and Training industries, including government, schools, online and print education and entertainment media, and writing skills to develop your small business.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 084546D
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year - 1.5 years depending on RPL granted
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

 

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

 

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.

 

 

  • Research
    The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind. Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking. With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.
  • Connect
    The history, achievements and ambitions of Macquarie University are quite remarkable – we are a university like no other. Recognised globally for our excellence in key research disciplines and innovation, our many and varied partners enjoy a valuable place on our team. We’re home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities. Working with our partners, we foster a climate where collaboration thrives in the search for breakthrough discoveries that can have truly life-changing outcomes and benefit the world in which we live. With a long history of highly productive and collaborative relationships with communities, government, academic peers and organisations of all sizes – all of whom share our desire for discovery – Macquarie provides our partners with education, research partnerships, and connections to world-leading researchers, world class faculty and students.Connect with us and discover more at Macquarie.
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    Macquarie University is made up of a Council, Professors and Academic Staff, graduates and students.
    Responsibilities and functions are bestowed upon specific groups under The Macquarie University Act 1989 and the Macquarie University By-law 2005. This is to ensure the University can achieve its stated goals: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and academic excellence.

  • Library
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  • Hospitals and Clinics
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