Study Writing

Love to write? We offer techniques and constructive frameworks in the art and craft of writing for pursuing both professional and creative interests.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Welcome to Writing at UNE! We offer distinctive programs in Writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These programs are relevant to many employment areas and provide a constructive framework for pursuing both professional and creative interests in the art and craft of writing.

Majors in Writing? The courses listed below link to the Course and Unit Catalogue. From there go to Course Rules and Plans, then scroll down to Program of Study where you'll find information about majors.

Undergraduate courses

Writing can be studied as a major in the following courses:

Bachelor degrees

For Bachelor Honours see under postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate diplomas

Study Writing within the following diplomas:

Honours and postgraduate courses

Writing can also be studied at postgraduate level in coursework or research programs.

Bachelor honours

Find out more about Honours

Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate research

Higher degree research may be undertaken in Writing at UNE, either by traditional thesis or in creative practice.

Find out more about Higher Degree Research


Introductory level units

These units are offered every year:

  • WRIT101 The Craft of Academic Writing
  • WRIT102 Storytelling and Genre Writing

Advanced level units

Undergraduate units here are at the 300 level; coursework postgraduate units are at the 500 level.
Normally, each unit on this list is offered once every two years (unless indicated otherwise). This arrangement allows us to offer a wider range of units overall.

* Offered annually.

Project-based units that may count towards media and communications, with staff approval

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.

Find a staff member


Our Writing courses explore a broad range of fields. Choose what to specialise in, and from there hone your writing skills and expertise.

  • Reading and writing popular genres (e.g. travel writing)
  • Reading and writing non-fiction
  • Literary creative writing
  • Children's literature and media
  • Media-based writing
  • Writing for radio
  • Research and writing for audiovisual media (e.g. documentary)
  • Reviewing and arts-based writing
  • News and advertising
  • Rhetoric and public affairs
  • Professional and industry-oriented writing
  • Reports, proposals and other organisational communications
  • Publishing and editing
  • Academic and scholarly writing
  • Convergences of print, audiovisual and electronic media
  • Writing for the web.

You'll also have the opportunity to take part in our Work Integrated Learning Program by enrolling in a WORK300 or WORK500 unit. You'll get to apply your academic knowledge and develop professional skills relevant to your course of study — and improve your employability.

Career options for Writing graduates

Graduates of Writing courses have writing skills to match dynamic and flexible thinking, with knowledge across a large range of careers including:

  • Advertising/Copywriting
  • Public relations
  • Journalism (with appropriate related qualifications)
  • Professional and organisational writing in both the private and public sectors
  • Media-based writing
  • Scriptwriting - political/theatrical (TV; drama)
  • Research positions in cultural institutions (eg, museums, art galleries)
  • Teaching (with appropriate related qualification)
  • Professional communication consultancy
  • Ghostwriting

Partnerships and networks

Writing staff in our School partner and network with a range of national and international associations.

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.