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If you have a way with words and a passion for language, then consider studying Creative Writing and Publishing. Learn to master the art of storytelling and work towards your dream career as an author, editor, freelancer, or communications strategist.

Your studies will equip you with the skills to succeed in a broad range of publishing contexts. Experiment with different genres of writing, including novels, short stories, poetry and screenwriting, with all creative outcomes being workshopped by supportive peers and enthusiastic staff.

There will be multiple opportunities for publication during your studies. You will be mentored by a team of published authors, editors and researchers who bring real-world industry experience to the classroom.

Previous USC graduates have achieved publishing success and are now recognised as award-winning Australian authors.

View the full range of Creative Industries majors and minors.

The Creative Writing and Publishing Major can be selected in the  Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Arts, and select double degrees that include the Bachelor of Arts.

The Creative Writing and Publishing Minor can be selected in the Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Arts, and any double degree that includes the Bachelor of Arts.

Major (8)

For a major in Creative Writing and Publishing, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words: an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN246 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN247 Creative Writing for the Illustrated Book
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN266 Writing Poetry
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN304 Writing Your Novel
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12Pre: Completion of 144 units of study
CMN320 Creative Writing and Editing for Publication
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12Pre: Completion of 192 units of study

*Available to be studied online

Minor (4)

For a minor in Creative Writing and Publishing, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
CMN116 Playing with Words: an Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN117 Playing with Genre
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
CMN246 Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
CMN260 Writing the Short Story
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 

*Available to be studied online