¿Qué aprenderé?

In this program you’ll be surrounded by a group of passionate writers of different levels and experience, led by lecturers who are skilled industry practitioners.

You’ll become an adaptable creative writing professional by learning the skills to adjust to a constantly changing industry. Your flair for creative expression will be complemented by becoming proficient in the business side of writing, allowing you to understand the publishing process as well as learn the skills required to become a freelance writer.

With a strong emphasis on industry connections, you will develop a large network of relationships throughout the program, maximizing your opportunities to gain employment upon graduation.

Graduates in this program can expect to work in a variety of roles, including working as writers, editors, publishers, screenwriters, or screen producers.

International student visa holders can only study full-time.


Typically there are three broad areas of work in the creative writing industry:

  • writing for publication in print and online media
  • writing for screenplay and script development
  • writing for and about education and other research fields.

There are increasing opportunities arising in online and mobile media platforms through interactivity, games and apps as well as emerging opportunities for self-employment through ebooks and ezines, and self-publication via the internet. There are also career opportunities resulting from emerging trends such as boutique publishing.

The writing industry is a constantly changing and competitive environment as more and more people want to create their own work and see it published. Local and international projects and events are well supported through government and private funding.

This program will prepare you for roles such as:

  • writer
  • editor
  • publisher
  • events/festival manager with writing focus
  • screenwriter
  • screen producer

There are opportunities to go onto further studies in Creative Writing, through RMIT's highly regarded Honours, Masters and PhD programs in the School of Media and Communication, in which students can choose to undertake research through creative practice, linked to internationally recognized research groups such as the nonfictionLab and Screen Cultures.

Pathway options

When you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing and achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) with 3 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 144 credit points).

If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to submit a Pre-Selection Kit. Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and credit is not guaranteed.

Alternatively, you can gain entry from RMIT Foundation Studies or a range of vocational study programs.

Further study

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Honours or Postgraduate program.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Design and Social Context



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$31.680,00 (US$ 21.216) por año
Fecha de inicio

20 Julio 2020


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. High School Diploma with SAT: GPA 2.5 and a minimum SAT score of 1500 (out of 2400) or 1060 (out of 1600), GPA 3.0 and a minimum SAT score of 1560 (out of 2400) or 1130 (out of 1600), GPA 3.5 and a minimum SAT score of 1610 (out of 2400) or 1160 (out of 1600). High School Diploma with ACT: GPA 2.5 and a minimum ACT composite score of 21, GPA 3.0 and a minimum ACT composite score of 23, GPA 3.5 and a minimum ACT composite score of 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score 60 (with minimum score of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): 50 (no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)- 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

Para estudiantes internacionales

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Encuentra las fechas y centros de examen IELTS más cercanos a ti

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

Opciones de Pathways

Ofrecidos por esta universidad

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) ofrece los siguientes cursos de Pathways para esta área de estudio