Do you enjoy expressing your creative side through writing? Are you an aspiring author or poet? The standout feature of a creative writing career is the ability to contribute to and influence culture through an understanding of writing conventions and literary techniques.
In this major you’ll gather the knowledge and techniques that writers need in the age of digital communication and entertainment. You’ll develop skills across various writing styles, including fiction, poetry and experimental and emerging genres.
You’ll benefit from the advice of Curtin’s experienced tutors (many of whom are acclaimed authors) and through critical engagement with your creative peer group.
Creative writing is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a second major or choose from a range of elective units that support your career goals.
You can also study this major as part of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce double degree.
What jobs can the Creative Writing Major (BA) lead to?
- Copywriter / writer
- Creative arts
What you'll learn
- identify, explain and apply the key disciplinary concepts in Creative Writing
- integrate theory and creative practice; conceive, develop and evaluate innovative new writing
- access and evaluate the sources, authority and relevance of information and synthesise key facts, themes and ideas in writing
- communicate ideas to a range of audiences and in a variety of media and genres
- use technologies to access resources, communicate effectively and develop writing and research skills
- use disciplinary skills and knowledge to learn how to learn, and apply these insights to new writing and to the different intellectual and professional roles required of a writer in the broader community
- acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national and global perspectives and the impact of this on writing and the creative industries
- value a range of cultural knowledge and take care to represent these, where appropriate, in an ethical and professional manner
- work independently and/or collaboratively to produce innovative and informed creative writing that contributes meaningfully to contemporary culture