Creative Writing and Literature

Learning to write begins with reading.

We understand written content is at the heart of popular culture and the economy. We also know the value of literature as a model in developing your own writing. That’s why we offer creative writing and literature at Swinburne.

Creative writing and literature offers an opportunity to develop expertise in the art of writing and critique. We teach literary studies and analysis with a focus on the development of your own creative work. You’ll be encouraged to experiment with a diverse range of genres and forms. A rich body of reading and deep understanding serves as the starting point for success as a writer and experience with the practice of creative writing enhances the study of literature. At Swinburne we bring critical analysis and creative practice together to help you find your voice as a writer.

Become a part of our vibrant literary culture with writing groups and clubs, student-run journals and magazines, an annual writer's festival and regular visits from writers and industry professionals. At Swinburne we aim to give you the guidance and professional networking opportunities you need to undertake a literature-focused career.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning is a key part of the Swinburne Advantage. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking.

Creative writing and literature courses

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