Creative Writing Postgraduate Coursework Program

Teaching in this program is undertaken by permanent members of the academic staff, including a number who are creative writers, Ms Judith Beveridge and Associate Professor Kate Lilley. There are also substantial contributions from other published writers and translators. In recent years, for example, the following visiting writers have participated: Tom Keneally, M.T.C. Cronin, Robert Gray, Kate Grenville, J.S. Harry, David Malouf, Stephen Sewell, Ursula Dubosarsky, Nicholas Parsons, Libby Hathorn, Hsu-ming Teo, Stephen Schedding, Frank Moorhouse, John Tranter, and Delia Falconer.

The aim of this program is to allow students to develop their own writing skills through structured workshops led by leading practitioners in the various genres. Additional interaction with recently published and well-known writers and representatives from the publishing industry is offered, as well as the critical study of current trends in poetry and prose.

Programs offered are:

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Master of Creative Writing
Master of Letters (MLitt) (Creative Writing)

Units of Study

Units offered by the Department of English can be viewed from the Units of Study menu option on the left. Units offered by other departments can be viewed from the Units of Study menu option on that department’s webpage.

Please note: students wishing to enrol in any of the units of study listed below must obtain the prior permission of the English Postgraduate Coordinator (Coursework) and the Director of Creative Writing.
ENGL 6027 MLitt Treatise Part 1 (available ONLY to students in the Master of Letters)
ENGL 6028 MLitt Treatise Part 2 (available ONLY to students in the Master of Letters)
ENGL 6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Writing Project (available ONLY to students enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing)
ENGL 6929 Dissertation Part 1 (available ONLY to students in Masters programs)
ENGL 6930 Dissertation Part 2 (available ONLY to students in Masters programs)