Master of Writing
The course is delivered off-campus via Open Universities Australia, therefore completion of the various units is self-paced.
Online (Study Period 1, Study Period 2, Study Period 3) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
I have learnt that creativity, writing and story building are extremely useful skills for many different career paths, and desirable to many employers. This course has surpassed my expectations in the number of career paths it would open up to me.
Master of Writing
Mastering the art of screenwriting
After stumbling across a movie script, arts student Brooke McMaster found her passion and hasn’t looked back. Brooke has since worked on award-winning motion pictures, pitched for late night talk shows and written material for some of the world’s leading comedians.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- Graduate Certificate of Writing (GC-WRI)
- Graduate Diploma of Writing (GD-WRI)
- Master of Writing (MA-WRI)
- 12 core units (150 credit points)
The program is delivered entirely online and is supported with eTutors, tutorials, print materials, websites and CD-ROMs.
Units of study
PWR60002 Real Life Writing
PWR70001 Reading and Writing*
PWR70004 Writing History: People, Places and Times
PWR80005 Writing and Praxis: Publication Folio A*
PWR80003 The Creative Artefact: Publication Folio B*
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
- Apply cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical writing–related knowledge and to reflect critically on creative writing theory and professional writing practice or scholarship, including first nation storytelling and perspectives.
- Engage technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories related to writing practice and research, and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice across a range of writing genres, styles, and research approaches
- Experiment with creative application of complex ideas and abstract concepts within creative and professional texts
- Use communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences related to professional and creative content production industries
- Develop technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of creative and professional writing
- Evaluate approaches for the application of knowledge and skills, with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional writing and publishing practice and/or for further learning
- Apply a high level of personal autonomy and accountability across a range of professional and creative interactions and projects
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work and community situations
- adaptable and able to manage change
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.
Pathways and scholarships
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Annual Amenities fee if studying full-time*|
||$41,100||$27,400||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.