Master of Writing
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Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Online (Study Period 1, Study Period 2, Study Period 3) - View application and start dates
A$27400 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
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).
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- 12 core units (150 credit points)
The program is delivered entirely online and is supported with eTutors, tutorials, print materials, websites and CD-ROMs.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Writing is 50 credit points (normally four units)
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 and course aims and objectives.
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
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic Module): Overall 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne English Language Centre: EAP 5 Advanced level with overall 70% and all skills 65% or above
- Or equivalent measures available at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/international/apply/entry-requirements/
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)