Explore style and genre, media, and the demands of readers, editors and publishers.You develop your skills as a writer, testing your creative ideas in an environment that challenges, critiques and supports you as you go.At Griffith we have a track record of success with many graduates going on to become published writers, winning or being shortlisted for major writing prizes.Our graduates leave with advanced imaginative and critical abilities, plus practical and vocational literary writing skills.You’ll be given a well-rounded understanding of experimental writing, popular genres and writings across cultures.You’ll have the chance to take classes that encourage you to learn editorial practice and its application, in particular the developmental intervention necessary to bring a variety of texts to publication standard in print or digital formats.
For a list of core papers refer to the Bachelor of Arts overview.
‘I loved my time at Griffith,’ says Brooke ‘Broadcasting and TV were my favourite classes and put me in a good position to knock confidently on doors and ask for work experience in radio jobs throughout my degree.‘ Kat echoes these sentiments: ‘Through Griffith, I was able to intern at Nine Gold Coast News, and then within the newsroom at Sea FM,’ she said.
Kat was offered a role at Sea FM on completion of her degree.
Just as important as the curriculum, Griffith Creative Writing also supports a dynamic and lively literary community.
There are always opportunities for students to share their work, meet other writers and learn more about the world of writing through events such as the yearly tour to Ubud Writers’ Festival in Bali, and Smallroom, a popular, monthly reading night.