Creative Writing and Publishing - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Creative Writing and Publishing

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 and Publishing, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words: an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN246 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN247 Creative Writing for the Illustrated Book
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN266 Writing Poetry
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN304 Writing Your Novel
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12Pre: Completion of 144 units of study
CMN320 Creative Writing and Editing for Publication
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12Pre: Completion of 192 units of study

*Available to be studied online

Minor (4)

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

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words: an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN246 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 

*Available to be studied online