NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.
The creative writing program at the University of Melbourne is located in the School of Culture and Communication. Creative writing at Melbourne offers students an exciting and productive environment in which to acquire and develop essential skills in creative writing through a range of subjects. The programs encourage work that combines creative and critical abilities. The focus of the programs is on developing students' writing skills and publication opportunities.
The programs offer a number of subjects and study areas, including prose fiction and poetry as well as non-fiction, performance, editing and scriptwriting, which provide opportunities for students to produce their own work under the guidance of professionally accredited practitioners who are technically expert in their specific areas. Many of them have close links with the publishing and film-production industries, and can keep students in touch with current developments. Graduates of this program have been extremely successful in seeing their work featured in a wide range of publications, and many have won awards in national competitions for their work.
Staff are dedicated to fostering a learning experience that students will value their whole lives, and they aim to help students to produce writing of a publishable standard.
The School of Culture and Communication also has a vibrant postgraduate community with its own journals and seminar series to which creative writing students make important and regular contributions.