Our creative writing and literature courses don’t just train your ability to write creatively. Our writing classes teach you to expand your literary horizons and think in entirely new ways so you can create exciting, bold and innovative works of art.

Sharpen your ability to edit and critique through a creative writing and literature degree at Swinburne and learn to confidently and accurately use the English language to explain complex ideas and notions. 

With that grounding, you’ll be able to bring your creative writing skills to any professional or artistic endeavour. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more. 

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There's still time to apply for Semester 2

Whether it's business, health, or design you're interested in, TAFE, undergrad or postgrad – Semester 2 classes start on Monday 29 July.

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    Magazines were supposed to die in the digital age. Why haven’t they?

    In the classic comedy Ghostbusters (1984), newly hired secretary Janice raises the subject of reading, while idly flipping through the pages of a magazine. The scientist Egon Spengler responds with a brusque dismissal: “print is dead..”

    Wednesday 10 January 2024
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    Alienation and hidden histories: ‘unsettling’ new Australian stories reveal a distorted world

    Three new Australian short-story collections are very different in their style and approach to short-form fiction. However, these books – by veterans of the form David Cohen and Laura Jean McKay, and debut writer John Morrissey – are united by their tendency to cross genres and present the contemporary world in distorted (and occasionally disturbing) ways.

    Monday 09 October 2023

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