Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame.
You’ll develop skills across various writing styles, including fiction, poetry, writing for performance, and experimental and emerging genres.
You’ll also benefit from the advice of Curtin’s experienced tutors (many of whom are acclaimed authors) and through critical engagement with your creative peer group.
In creative writing courses, you will write poetry, fiction, play scripts and screenplays.
You will read and analyse recent and contemporary published writing to develop a capacity for reading carefully and critically.
You can explore the fundamentals of writing stories across a broad range of genres and styles.
From essays to memoirs and autobiographies, screenplays, short stories, from personal columns to self-help books, the ingredients remain the same: well-planned and focussed research, a clear and convincing voice, and an ability to ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’ your readers what you want them to know.
The standout feature of a successful creative writing career is the ability to contribute to and influence culture through an understanding of writing conventions and literary techniques.
Do you enjoy expressing your creative side through writing? In this major you’ll gather the knowledge and techniques that writers need in the age of digital communication and entertainment.