Bachelor of Creative Arts

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Unit set code

MJ-A317006 (major)


Gain expertise, practical experience, and develop creative skills in writing. The emphasis in this major is on publication or the achievement of professional standards in writing. After undertaking introductory units on writing fundamentals, you will progress to specific forms and genres in writing (including fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, life writing, and writing for games). The major concludes with a unit in which you can develop a writing project of a commercially viable length.

Career outcomes

  • Professional and Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Research
  • Copywriting, speechwriting, and technical writing
  • Performing Arts (including scriptwriting for screen and stage)
  • Video-game industry


To complete a Major sequence in Writing complete the eight (8) units as specified below

ALW101Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity

ALW103Scriptwriting Fundamentals

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability

ALW225Designing Fictions

ALW227Scriptwriting: Character, Action and Reaction

ALW251Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters

ALW394Writing Project

ALW395Writing Lives: Emerging Forms and Contemporary Practices

Note: Incompatible with the Creative Writing and Scriptwriting minor sequence

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