Creative Writing

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The Creative Writing major gives you hands-on experience in writing, editing and publishing.

You’ll study the fundamentals of creative writing craft, explore your own writing style and learn the tools of the publishing industry. With a choice of electives, you can specialise in writing for youth, writing for the illustrated book, or online publication.

Career opportunities

Author, editor, publisher, educator, professional writer, journalist

Major (8)

For a major in Creative Writing, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words : an Introduction to Creative Writing CraftFraser Coast: Semester 1
Gympie: Semester 1
Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Semester 2
 
CMN246 Writing for Young Adults
  • Semester 1
 
CMN247 Creative Writing for the Illustrated Book
  • Semester 2
 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Semester 2
 
CMN266 Writing Poetry
  • Semester 1
 

PLUS select 2 courses from:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN213 Editing for the Communications Professional
  • Semester 2
 
CMN320 Creative Writing and Editing for Publication
  • Semester 2
 
EGL201 Reality Bites: An Exploration of Non-Fiction
  • Semester 1
 
EGL285 Wonderworlds: An Exploration of English Literature
  • Semester 2
 

Minor (4)

For a minor in Creative Writing, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words : an Introduction to Creative Writing CraftFraser Coast: Semester 1
Gympie: Semester 1
Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Semester 2
 
CMN247 Creative Writing for the Illustrated Book
  • Semester 2
 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Semester 2
 

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