The Creative Writing course allows candidates to pursue a critical study of current trends in poetry and prose while developing their writing skills through a series of structured workshops guided by leading writers from various genres. You can learn first-hand from a number of well-known and recently published writers and publishing industry representatives. Writers on staff include Judith Beveridge, Ian David, Peter Kirkpatrick, Kate Lilley and Peter Minter. Visitors to the program in recent years include Louis Nowra, J S Harry, David Malouf, Kate Grenville, John Tranter, Thomas Keneally, Katherine Thompson and Fiona McGregor. Some of the units of study available in this degree include: Poetry Workshop, Screenwriting Workshop, Major Movements in Contemporary Prose, Creative Non-Fiction Workshop.
See also: English Studies
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/english/
Associate Professor Kate Lilley
Phone: +61 2 9351 2426
Awards and requirements
Please refer to the degree resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different award courses. sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts_PG/coursework/masters/creative_writing.shtml
Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
Candidates for Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing must complete 24 credit points of units of study.
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing must complete 36 credit points of units of study.
Master of Creative Writing
Candidates for the Master of Creative Writing must complete 48 credit points of units of study.
Master of Letters (Creative Writing)
Candidates for the Master of Letters (Creative Writing) must complete the two treatise units of study (24 credit points) listed for the course.