Master of Arts (Writing)

Swinburne University

About the Course

The rapid pace of change in the ways in which information is accessed, utilised and converted into knowledge means that there is a growing need for graduates with both traditional and electronic professional and creative writing skills.

The Writing course provides students with the opportunity to develop:

  • A deep understanding of a range of writing genres
  • An ability to make links between developments and opportunities across diverse writing environments
  • An ability to connect writing theory and writing practice
  • A knowledge of trends in writing, media and new practices
  • Communications skills within professional and creative areas
  • Creative capacities related to all forms and genres of writing

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for application to this degree, you can apply online. 

How To Apply

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for application to this degree you can apply online




Credits & exemptions to be assessed consistent with the principles of the University’s Credit Policy

Course Requirements

A recognised bachelor degree in any of the fields of: creative arts, society and culture, education, health, and management and commerce


  • Critical friends: The real and virtual support of writers
  • Real Life Writing
  • Research for Writers
  • Journalism
  • Reading and Writing
  • Online Writing
  • Script Adaptation: Stage
  • Screen and Multimedia
  • Writing History: People
  • Places and Times
  • The Creative Artefact: Publication Portfolio B Writing and Praxis: Publication Portfolio A
  • Critical and Creative Practices: The Writerly Identity (elective)


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