Study creative writing and literary studies

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Why study creative writing and literary studies at QUT?

Writers are in demand across a number of fields. The publishing and screen industries, advertising agencies, magazines and newspapers, websites, the public service and large corporations all require specialist writers with a flair for language.

QUT offers the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate creative writing course in South-East Queensland and strong honours and postgraduate programs.

Teaching staff are highly experienced, published authors, experts in professional writing and distinguished scholars in the fields of creative writing and literary studies.

Students who study creative writing and literary studies are encouraged to experiment with a variety of forms and genres including novels and short stories, creative non-fiction, youth writing, media writing and poetry. In addition, we will help you build specialist writing skills for professional applications such as corporate writing, persuasive writing, editing and script writing.

Elective study is available in feature writing and interactive web writing, and you can also undertake project work to write a sustained work in a genre of your choice.

Students gain valuable experiences from accomplished writers and editors who regularly visit QUT to offer workshops and seminars. You will also be encouraged to submit your creative work to journals and to competitions including the QUT Writing Prize, in which you may win $2,000 or the opportunity to be published in QUT's annual Creative Writing Anthology.

Career outcomes

Graduates can work as creative or professional writers and editors in corporate, community and freelance capacities. Opportunities exist as fiction writers, corporate writers, script writers, reviewers, travel writers, features writers, editors, journalists and publishers, media workers and teachers. Pathways exist to prepare you for further study including honours, research, or creative practice and analysis.

Contacts

Creative Industries Faculty

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    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059